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HKT, PCCW Global win Best Broadband Access Service and Innovation Award at World Communications Awards

PCCW GlobalHKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, December 4, 2015 – HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and its international operating division, PCCW Global, have won two prestigious awards at the World Communication Awards (WCA) held in London on December 1.

The WCA awards recognise outstanding performance and innovation from the world’s leading carriers, service providers and vendors. The winners are determined by an impartial and expert panel of judges, acting entirely independently of any other body.

HKT was named the Best Broadband Access Service, recognizing its FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) service which enables customers to access bandwidth-hungry services and applications such as streaming video and online gaming at super-fast speeds. PCCW Global has won the Innovation Award for its highly innovative approach to network security, epitomized by its global Threat Management Service.

Mr. Alex Arena, Group Managing Director of HKT, said, “We are honored to be recognized at the WCA for both our FTTH capabilities and our advanced cyber security services. Being a leader of the broadband market, we will continue to introduce innovative services to meet the demands of our customers. Meanwhile, the managed security service offered by PCCW Global is vital for the secure development and delivery of both our own and our customers’ cloud-based, content and communications services, now and into the future.”

HKT operates the largest fiber network in Hong Kong providing super-fast fixed broadband service to customers. Its FTTH network is currently available to more than 82% of households in Hong Kong. HKT deploys multiple access technologies and speeds for customers, including the launch during 2015 of Hong Kong’s first 10G broadband service.

PCCW Global, through its HKT Global Development Services (HKT GDS) team, provides a range of services to operators across Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe by leveraging HKT’s expertise in Hong Kong as the leading quadruple-play operator, and partners with operators globally to deliver such services in their home markets. Services offered by HKT GDS include FTTx strategy, design, build and operate services crafted around HKT’s award-winning FTTH capability.

The winner of the WCA Innovation Award, PCCW Global, uses Big Data and machine learning technology to protect its network infrastructure worldwide. The Threat Management Service is a cloud-based network security solution for enterprises, which is able to predict, discover and identify network security threats, thereby facilitating early detection which in turn leads to rapid threat response and mitigation. The Threat Management Service is capable of identifying more than a million network security threats a day and giving enterprises real-time insights which support threat mitigation. It is also available to PCCW Global’s wholesale customers as a white label value-added service.

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