HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG / SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, October 24, 2018 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, today announces support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect by providing enterprises direct, on-demand connections to the Google Cloud platform. PCCW Global’s Console Connect provides Google Cloud customers with fast, low-latency, and secure direct connectivity from the PCCW Global Tier 1 IP network which spans more than 150 countries around the globe.

Console Connect provides Google Cloud customers with on-demand, direct access to their business-critical applications, and can connect any and all points in customer networks with simple-to-use, yet sophisticated, automation software that eliminates the complexity of network configuration. It also enables enhanced performance, visibility, monitoring, and security, while providing additional reach for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect customers.

Console Connect also brings enterprises and cloud providers together into a unique networking community created by and for network engineers from around the world. The complete solution includes the tools needed to manage multiple secure direct connections, monitor connection performance, and view bandwidth allocation and utilization. Google Cloud Partner Interconnect is available now across Europe, Asia and the Americas, and is one of the many cloud and SaaS providers offered via Console Connect.

Mr. Paul Gampe, Chief Technology Officer of PCCW Global, said, “Connecting the Google Cloud platform to Console Connect at multiple points around the world enables businesses to quickly establish secure and high performance direct connections to business-critical workloads in the cloud. The agility and performance benefits of Google Cloud Partner Interconnect integrate perfectly with a superior cloud networking experience offered by Console Connect.”

About Console Connect

PCCW Global’s Console Connect is a leading global Software Defined Interconnect platform, enabling its customers to privately access business-critical SaaS applications, cloud providers and other enterprises. The Console Connect platform delivers on-demand cloud connectivity through a unique blend of software and network infrastructure. Console Connect is one of the first global platforms to fully automate switching and routing for seamless interconnection, avoiding the risks of sending traffic over the public Internet. To learn more about Console Connect by PCCW Global, visit www.consoleconnect.com.

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 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications.

PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.

About HKT

HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. 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 sales, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.

HKT offers a unique quadruple-play experience in Hong Kong delivering media content on its fixed-line, broadband Internet access and mobile platforms jointly with its parent company, PCCW Limited.

HKT also provides a range of innovative and smart living services beyond connectivity to make the daily lives of customers more convenient, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the go. For more information, please visit www.hkt.com.

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