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									       PCCW Global and CAT Telecom to explore business opportunities


HONG KONG / BANGKOK, April 27, 2011 – PCCW Global, a subsidiary of Hong
Kong's premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, and CAT Telecom Public
Company Limited (CAT), a leading Thai telecommunications service provider, have
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop close and strategic
cooperation.


This agreement serves to support CAT's recent establishment of a Point of Presence
in Hong Kong. The two companies will explore opportunities for cooperation in
telecommunications services to support demand from customers with needs to
connect Thailand, Hong Kong and the rest of the world.


Mr. Stephen Pang, PCCW Global's Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific, said, "The
collaboration with CAT will further enhance our capabilities and enable us to explore
new opportunities in Thailand and beyond via CAT's regional knowledge and our
expertise in international connectivity. PCCW Global and CAT will jointly provide high
quality international connectivity via diversified submarine cable systems to ensure
full resilience and seamless connections to our customers from enterprises,
governments, and other market sectors."


Mr. Sompol Chanprasert, CAT's Senior Executive Vice President of Broadband
Business, said, "CAT offers a full range of data communication solutions including
domestic leased circuits, MPLS and Ethernet technology. This is very important in
serving our customer's connectivity needs from Thailand to Hong Kong and beyond.
Hong Kong is not only Asia's financial and trading hub, but also the gateway into
mainland China. This strategic agreement with PCCW Global enables CAT to provide
international data communications into the global arena."


About PCCW Limited


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.


About PCCW Global


PCCW Global is an operating division of HKT Group Holdings Limited (HKT), which is
a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCCW Limited and holds the PCCW Group's telecoms
services, media and IT solutions businesses. PCCW/HKT is Hong Kong's premier
telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information &
Communications Technologies.


With centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, London in the UK, and
Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, plus teams covering the Middle East, Africa,
Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global serves the voice and data needs of
multinational enterprises, as well as the operational requirements of service
providers. Covering more than 1,500 cities and 110 countries, the PCCW Global
network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which
include IP solutions, transmission solutions including fiber and satellite, managed
services and solutions, and voice services. To learn more about PCCW Global, please
visit www.pccwglobal.com.


About CAT


CAT Telecom (CAT), Thailand's first provider of International telecommunications
services, has committed to continuously develop our network and services. With
years of experience and expertise in the business, CAT can assure its customers of
excellent service, global network coverage and state-of-the-art infrastructure that
meets the international standard.


Customers can be fully confident in our fiber network, 30,000 kilometers long across
the country, which is linked to the global network via our four cable landing stations
(Petchaburi, Songkhla, Chonburi and Satun) and three satellite earth stations
(Sriracha, Ubol Ratchathani and Nonthaburi). CAT has still taken the lead in building
IP core network with a total bandwidth capacity of 40 Gbps, the largest in Thailand.
In addition to datacom and international voice business, CAT provides CDMA and
value added service such as e-Business and IT Security. With a skillful team of
engineer and sales as well as call center, all of these are made available to ensure
that our customers receive the best thing. To learn more about CAT, please visit
www.cattelecom.com


For more information, please contact:


Ivan Ho                             Nisakorn Pongsamakthai
Group Communications                Data Business Development Department
PCCW Limited                        CAT Telecom
Tel: +852 2883 8747                 Tel: +662 104 4834
Email: ivan.wy.ho@pccw.com          Email: nisakorn.p@cattelecom.com
Photo caption – Mr. Stephen Pang (right) and Mr. Sompol Chanprasert at the signing
ceremony.

								
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