HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG / CEBU, PHILIPPINES – October 18, 2013 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, the corporate division of PLDT, the largest telecommunications company in the Philippines, have signed an international IP VPN Network-to-Network Interconnection (IP VPN NNI) agreement to jointly provide IP VPN services to customers around the world.
With the IP VPN NNI, PLDT is set to expand its network footprint across the globe, reaching further destinations in delivering world class international IP VPN service. It will also ease the burden of longer lead time in setting up traditional connectivity, allowing PLDT to be even more responsive to the needs of customers in today’s rapidly changing and challenging market. The IP VPN NNI also complements PLDT’s domestic infrastructure – the telco’s superior and rock solid foundation – as well as its market leading portfolio of services.
This collaboration will enhance PCCW Global’s local coverage in the Philippines to meet the increasing demands for high quality end-to-end managed solutions. PCCW Global is able to provide integrated global communications solutions to over 3,000 cities in over 130 countries in the world.
Mr. Stephen Pang, PCCW Global’s Senior Vice President, Asia & CIS, said, “PCCW Global is always looking to strengthen our international presence and to provide our customers with the most comprehensive local coverage. The collaboration with PLDT, a prominent player in Asia, allows us to create more flexibility in offering solutions to the South Asian market and all around the world.”
Mr. Jovy Hernandez, PLDT’s First Vice President and Head of PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, said, “We at PLDT ALPHA Enterprise are looking forward to strengthening our tie-up with PCCW Global. With this partnership, we have bridged the gap between our unparalleled domestic capabilities and their strong presence in the region including other hard-to-reach international destinations. This power of two is now ready to stride the market as it happens and where it happens.”
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About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited.
Covering more than 3,000 cities and 130 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet solutions, IP solutions, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, managed services and solutions, international voice and VoIPX services.
PCCW Global maintains regional centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, Paris in France, London in the United Kingdom, Gosselies in Belgium, Johannesburg in South Africa, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Beijing in China, Tokyo in Japan, Seoul in Korea, Singapore, while our team maintains presence in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.
To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.
HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
Together with the highly successful media business of its parent company, PCCW Limited, HKT offers innovative media content and services across the PCCW Group’s unique quadruple-play platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile.
PLDT is the leading telecommunications service provider in the Philippines. Through its four business segments – wireless, fixed line as well as business process outsourcing (BPO) and others – PLDT offers the largest and most diversified range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone and wireless, fixed line, broadband and satellite networks.
PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). In 2012, PLDT was one of the largest Philippine-listed companies in terms of market capitalization.