PCCW & PLDT Sign IPX Interconnection Deal
HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and PLDT, the leading telecoms and digital services provider in the Philippines, have signed an IPX multi-service interconnection agreement that will improve voice and data connectivity between Hong Kong and the Philippines.
The interconnection agreement enables PCCW Global and PLDT to expand their relationship in new market segments, while improving their existing portfolios and mutually benefiting their fixed, mobile, and international customers.
Mobile operators connected to PCCW Global IPX can enjoy access to its MobileXchange service suite, which includes VoIPX, VoLTE, LTE roaming, GRX, SCCP and cloud-based applications such as Unified Communication-as-a-Service, Security-as-a-Service, OTT solutions and more, giving operators unprecedented potential to differentiate themselves in both roaming and domestic services.
Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “PLDT is a major partner in many of our projects, and the IPX interconnection was a natural step for us. We are looking forward to bringing innovative solutions to international services which could directly benefit the Philippine market.” Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan, Chairman of PLDT, said, "With PCCW Global’s proven expertise in delivering advanced and quality services, we believe that this agreement will enable us to deliver a broader range of digital services to our customers, especially our overseas Filipinos in Hong Kong and their families back home.”
The recent expansion of PCCW Global IPX’s reach reflects the value PCCW Global has brought to the market and establishes the company as a global provider for mobile operators.
Spanning over five continents and with coverage in more than 3,000 cities and some 140 countries, the PCCW Global network is one of the largest in the world supporting GSMA standardized services and cloud-based applications, enabling new revenue streams for connected operators.