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PCCW is the “Host Fiber Broadband Service Provider” for the APRICOT-APAN 2011 Conference

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PCCW is the “Host Fiber Broadband Service Provider” for the APRICOT-APAN 2011 Conference

Joining Hands with ADVA Optical Networking to Deploy Hong Kong’s Leading 40Gbit/s Connectivity for the Conference

HONG KONG, February 16, 2011 – PCCW, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has been appointed as the “Host Fiber Broadband Service Provider” for the APRICOT-APAN conference being held in Hong Kong from February 15 to 25, 2011.

The APRICOT (Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) is a prestigious regional Internet summit for the ICT industry that began in 1996. It is expected that more than 1,000 participants from all over the Asia Pacific region will attend. It is the second APRICOT to be held in Hong Kong after 14 years.

By deploying ADVA Optical Networking’s latest FSP 3000 optical transport solution, PCCW will provide a total of 100Gbit/s connectivity for the conference, including a leading 40Gbit/s FiberNET connection dedicated to the live broadcast of a 3D full HD surgery in Czech Republic and a 4K (4096 x 3072 pixel definition) super HD video demonstration to the conference participants in Hong Kong.

Mr. Larry Wong, PCCW’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Products of Commercial Group, said, “Our first-ever 40Gbit/s fiber connectivity for the conference further demonstrates Hong Kong’s leading position in broadband communications in the region and highlights the potential benefits of our services to the business community and society in general.”

Mr. Cheng Che Hoo, Chairman of Local Organizing Committee of APRICOT-APAN 2011, said, “When the organizing committee became aware of the unprecedented demands on bandwidth and connectivity for this year’s event, we didn’t need to think twice about asking PCCW for assistance. As well as the company’s expertise and experience in handling network infrastructure for large-scale events, PCCW’s fiber connectivity leadership and capability stand out as the obvious choice. PCCW’s first-ever 40Gbit/s connection represents a superb deployment for the event and will deliver the utmost convenience in communications, while opening up interesting possibilities.”

Mr. Christoph Glingener, ADVA Optical Networking’s Chief Technology Officer, said, “ADVA Optical Networking has more than 15 years of experience providing fiber-based connectivity solutions for enterprise applications. This is the first 40Gbit/s system deployment for enterprise applications in Asia, capable of also provisioning 100Gbit/s services. In the metro, customers need low latency, a small footprint, low power consumption and aggressive price points. This installation is excellent proof that we can deliver against these requirements.”

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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.


ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company’s FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers’ networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.


Ivan Ho


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Christine Keck

ADVA Optical Networking

+1 301 920 0237 (U.S.)

+44 1904 699 358 (Europe)

+86 755 8621 7400 (Asia)




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