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Press Release -- March 31st, 2016
Source: PCCW

PCCW Global Achieves Industry Milestone As World’s First MEF 100G CE 2.0 Certified Service Provider

Delivering performance and scalability for the digital economy and hyper-connected world

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, March 31, 2016 – The MEF today announces that PCCW Global has become the world’s first service provider to receive MEF 100G CE 2.0 certification for E-Line and E-Access services. The certification represents a milestone for the industry, as the previous upper limit for MEF CE 2.0 services certification was 10G per second.

PCCW Global’s worldwide network passed rigorous testing procedures covering a full set of 100G service attributes, including performance and bandwidth profiles. Compliance testing and certification was performed by Iometrix, the official test lab of the MEF.

The PCCW Global 100G CE 2.0 certified service is based on network equipment supplied by Huawei. Huawei is one of the first six technology vendors to offer 100G CE 2.0 certified equipment, as announced in 2015.

Mr. Nan Chen, President of MEF, said, “The MEF congratulates PCCW Global and Huawei on their collaborative, pioneering work to drive industry innovation with 100G CE 2.0 services certification. PCCW Global already has demonstrated excellence in providing a full portfolio of CE 2.0 certified E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access services, and now is pushing the envelope again with 100G performance and scalability. We look forward to other service providers following suit in order to lay a highly scalable CE 2.0 services foundation that ultimately will support dynamic, cloud-centric services orchestrated over automated and interconnected networks.”

Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “By becoming MEF 100G CE 2.0 certified, we have demonstrated our ability to meet the high performance, high reliability, and scalability standards required by our customers’ demanding, business-critical applications. Being the first service provider to achieve this certification is a credit to our hardworking teams, and we are looking forward to being a critical part of the industry transition to agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services.”

Mr. Jeffrey Gao, President of Huawei Transmission Network Product Line, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with PCCW Global to complete the world’s first MEF 100G CE 2.0 services certification. The introduction of the 100G large-volume network is an important milestone for boosting network efficiency. The certification is evidence of Huawei’s success when it comes to large-volume transmission network solutions. Huawei will continue to provide PCCW Global with leading solutions for its future network development.”

Mr. Ian Redpath, Principal Analyst of Ovum, said, “Today’s digital economy is underpinned by enterprises, cloud providers and data centers interconnected by a high capacity 100G core. PCCW Global has long been an industry leader in optimizing the vital inter-carrier interconnect function and MEF 100G CE 2.0 certification takes that up one more level, a laudable industry achievement. PCCW Global is in a position to rapidly respond to the challenge of supporting unforecasted 100G network demands arising from the fluid and fast-growing web-based economy.”

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