PCCW Global and Dialog Telekom sign network interconnection agreement
HONG KONG/COLOMBO, June 14, 2010 – A PCCW Global subsidiary, HKT Global (Singapore) Pte.Ltd., and Dialog Telekom, a major telecommunications service provider in Sri Lanka, have signed an Inter-Carrier-Interconnection (ICI) agreement to interconnect the companies’ Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. PCCW Global is a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited.
With the ICI agreement, Dialog will leverage PCCW Global’s MPLS network to provide corporate customers with access to a wide portfolio of international data, voice and video applications, in addition to value-added and managed services. The agreement also gives Dialog a competitive edge over its industry counterparts by enabling the company to become a global service provider for converged enterprise solutions. At the same time, PCCW Global will be able to capture the rising demand for international connectivity to Sri Lanka.
Commenting on the company’s partnership with PCCW Global, Dialog Mobile’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Supun Weerasinghe, said, “It gives us immense pleasure to partner with PCCW Global to enhance our international presence through the provision of seamless data connectivity to suit the diverse requirements of customers from around the world. This cooperation will provide significant benefits to our existing customer base, as well as potential customers who seek superior data communications networks, which facilitate increased performance, cost efficiency and reliability.”
Mr. Frederick Chui, PCCW Global’s Senior Vice President, EMEA, said, “PCCW Global continues to position itself as a global leader for the provision of best-in-class converged data and voice solutions, and this agreement has further extended our network coverage to over 1,100 cities in more than 100 countries. Our solutions portfolio is based on a combination of superior services, regional partnerships and technology advancements, as demonstrated aptly by our MPLS service offering. The agreement with Dialog is a result of our shared vision to offer world-class solutions to our customers around the globe, and we will leverage each other’s individual strengths in a mutually beneficial fashion.”
About Dialog Telekom PLC
Dialog Telekom PLC, an ISO 9001 certified company, is a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad. The company operates 2.5G and 3/3.5G Mobile Communications networks supporting the very latest in multimedia and mobile Internet services. Dialog Telekom PLC has the distinction of being the first 3G operator in South Asia to commence commercial operations. Its local coverage spans all provinces of Sri Lanka, while international roaming is provided in over 200 destinations. Dialog Telekom PLC, the largest and fastest growing cellular service in Sri Lanka, serves a subscriber base in excess of 6.5 million Sri Lankans. cont’d…
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK:0008) is the holding company of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. PCCW also holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited.
As the provider of Hong Kong’s first quadruple-play experience, PCCW/HKT offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Group meets the sophisticated needs of the local and international business community, while supporting network operators with cutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcing projects for public and private sector organizations. To learn more about PCCW and HKT, please visit www.pccw.com.
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is an operating division of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCCW Limited and holds the PCCW Group’s telecoms services, media and IT solutions businesses. PCCW/HKT is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information & Communications Technologies.
With centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, London in the UK, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, plus teams covering the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global serves the voice and data needs of multinational enterprises, as well as the operational requirements of service providers. Covering more than 1,100 cities and 106 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include IP solutions, transmission solutions including fiber and satellite, managed services and solutions, and voice services. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.