HONG KONG, September 19, 2003 - PCCW (Beijing) Limited, an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of PCCW Limited, announced that it has signed a framework agreement with China Mobile Communications Group Limited and China International Telecom Construction Co. (CITCC) in Beijing to provide an advanced Management Information System (MIS) for China Mobile.
The framework agreement follows a major project during which PCCW began to build an MIS for some of China Mobile's provincial offices. The next stage will see PCCW designing and implementing an advanced MIS solution focusing on Financial Management at other offices across the country.
According to China Mobile's three-year 'informatization' plan, work on its major application systems should be completed by the end of 2005. The company will then continue to improve and consolidate other systems with the aim of building a totally standardized and fully integrated information application system.
Dr. Thomas Siu, Managing Director of Unihub, PCCW's IT Solutions Division, said: "This solution currently represents the largest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project in mainland China, and is likely to help China Mobile to greatly improve its internal operations and enhance overall competitiveness."
PCCW has one of the largest teams of ERP professionals in mainland China, plus extensive experience in implementing and managing mission critical projects. PCCW is determined to provide a new driving force to the future development of China Mobile.
PCCW has become a prominent IT industry player, helping many large corporations to design, implement and operate crucial business operating platforms. These include the Hong Kong SAR Government's Smart ID Card system and the AMS/3 trading system for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.
PCCW will be responsible for the entire project's design and management. PCCW will also select consultants to participate in the building of an additional management system and assist China Mobile to develop and nurture a group of professionals in applications management, financial management and information technology.
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008, ADR-NYSE: PCW), the Hong Kong-listed flagship of the Pacific Century Group, is one of Asia's leading integrated communications companies. From its market-leading position in Hong Kong, PCCW is focused on building shareholder value by leveraging synergies between its core businesses and partners, and by delivering customer-led total solutions throughout Asia. PCCW provides key services in the areas of: integrated telecommunications; broadband solutions; connectivity; narrowband and interactive broadband (Internet Services); business e-solutions; data centers and related infrastructure.
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