PCCW and Türk Telekom to explore joint business opportunities

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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PCCW Global and Türk Telekom International (TTI) sign Memorandum of Understanding to explore joint business opportunities

  • Collaboration sees synergy between PCCW Global and HKT solutions and TTI’s unique geographical footprint

HONG KONG / ISTANBUL, TURKEY — PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Türk Telekom International (TTI), a leading telecommunications operator across Central & Eastern Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, and the Middle East, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore service portfolio and geographic synergies between two leading telecommunications companies.

Under the scope of the MoU, consideration will be given to making PCCW Global’s GTVN (Global Television Network), a managed end-to-end video transportation solution, available to TTI’s customer base of international broadcasters, video content distributors and carriers.

The MoU also provides for exploring how TTI could provide customers with PCCW Global’s award-winning MOREAL cyber threat management service solution and other cloud-based security solutions from HKT. MOREAL is a real-time, self-learning network security capability that won the Global Telecom Business Award in 2015.

Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “We are delighted to have entered into this MoU to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities for our two companies. TTI has an excellent track record for seamless connectivity and unique coverage from Western Europe through the Middle East and onward to Asia. In addition, TTI has a wealth of experience in entering new markets throughout Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North Africa and Central Asia.”

Mr. Cengiz Oztelcan, Chief Executive Officer of Türk Telekom International, said, “TTI is dedicated to delivering best-in-class solutions to our customers. Through this collaboration with PCCW Global, we believe enormous synergies will be found by leveraging our broad geographic reach to bring PCCW Global’s innovative suite of cyber and broadcast capabilities to serve our customers.”

TTI provides a full range of Internet/data services, infrastructure and wholesale voice services to telecom carriers and service providers, as well as mobile operators, cable-TV companies, Internet service providers and corporate customers. The company is 100% owned by Türk Telekom and covers 20 countries in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Caucasus, as well as Turkey itself.

The PCCW Global network covers more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries with a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions that include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission, managed services, international voice and VoIPX services.