Press Release

Press Release


June 12, 2007

Contact: Nermeen Negm, Marketing Manager
Tel: 971.4.364.2700
E-mail: nnegm(a)

Contact: Ivan Ho, Corporate Communications, PCCW Limited
Tel: +852 2883 8747
E-mail: ivan.wy.ho(a)


DUBAI, HONG KONG - June 12, 2007 - SAMENA Telecommunications Council, a tri-regional telecommunications association operating in South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, has announced that PCCW Global Limited, a subsidiary of PCCW Limited, the premier telecommunications provider in Hong Kong, has become a SAMENA Member.

International know-how and experience, coupled with an extensive network of partnerships enable PCCW Global to provide integrated global communications solutions to satisfy service provider and enterprise requirements for quality, value and reliability. Able to reach virtually any part of the world, PCCW Global addresses markets in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Europe and mainland China, as well as Hong Kong and other parts of Asia.

PCCW Global's MPLS-based Next Generation Network offers a wide portfolio of voice and data solutions and cost-effective value-added and managed services, as well as a range of network-monitoring services - all based on leading-edge technologies.

PCCW Global CEO Dan Lovatt said: "PCCW Global views SAMENA Telecommunications Council membership as part of our goal to collaborate closely with service providers. This can help us better serve our customers in the three regions SAMENA oversees, and especially in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates."

SAMENA Telecommunications Council said: "We welcome PCCW Global and look forward to working together to introduce innovations within the SAMENA region and co-operating to our mutual benefit."

SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a tri-regional, non-profit telecommunications association that embodies a community of South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African telecoms operators, manufacturers, regulatory authorities, and academia. SAMENA aims to be the ultimate promoter of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the SAMENA region that spans 25 countries, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The Council is driven by telecoms issues that operators in South Asia, the Middle East, and in North Africa face, and is determined in providing its advocacy expertise to help aid incubation of novel approaches and ideas that would provide better means for the expansion and utilization of telecommunications in the region.

Headquartered in Dubai, SAMENA is chaired by Dr Mohammed Ali Al Wohaibi, Executive President, Omantel and is directed by Mr. Thomas W. Wilson, CEO, Teralight.

About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008) is the premier telecommunications provider in Hong Kong and a leader in Information and Communications Technologies in Asia. While expanding opportunities in mainland China in partnership with China Network Communications Group Corporation, PCCW continues to enhance Hong Kong's role as a regional center of technological excellence through innovative services in next generation fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband, information technology, wireless communications, and IPTV (through its successful now TV network operated by PCCW subsidiary PCCW Media Limited). PCCW also provides cutting-edge technical services to network operators worldwide. PCCW subsidiary Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited is engaged in property development.

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About PCCW Global
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US and London in the UK, and with teams in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global offers an extensive range of international data and voice services, plus a full suite of value-added services. These include business-class Private Leased Line, ATM/frame relay and IP and hosted PBX solutions for carriers, service providers and enterprises over a global network covering more than 70 countries. PCCW Global is the worldwide business unit of PCCW Limited, one of Asia's leading players in Information & Communications Technologies (ICT).

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