Hong Kong, August 15, 2005 - PCCW Limited's subsidiary Unihub Limited has been selected to provide a world-class information system to cover student support, human resources and accounting functions at The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Community College (CUTW).
The contract is an addition to the CUTW's IT capabilities provided by PCCW, following installation of a wireless broadband network that now enables students to access to Internet wherever they go on the campus.
Professor Richard M.W. Ho, President of CUTW Community College, said, "As Hong Kong is turning into knowledge-based economy and in view of the trend of globalization, it is crucial for us to remain competitive in our higher education to foster intellectual workforce, and information-technological support is the key to success. As a junior university, CUTW Community College is determined to bring the most advanced administration and campus information technology system into the college; CUTW Community College's independent and intelligent campus will provide not only excellent learning environment for students, but also ensure they can have the best learning accessories and teaching support. We truly believe that the services will meet students' needs, and make the learning highly effective.!"
Unihub is to provide hardware, software, system integration and related services for the implementation of CUTW's Academic Infrastructure - Phase 1 Extension Application System. The objective will be to build a high-performance, scalable, interoperable and reliable architecture to support the continuing operation and development of CUTW.
Jack So, Deputy Chairman and Group Managing Director of PCCW, said, "The wireless and intelligent environment PCCW and Unihub to be developed for CUTW will offer state-of-the-art facilities that will further foster capabilities for high-quality teaching and learning.
"By helping to set new benchmarks in technological innovation at CUTW, PCCW and Unihub aims to contribute to Hong Kong being acknowledged as one of the best international centers of tertiary education in Asia.!"
Elaborating on the solution to be applied at CUTW, George Fok, Managing Director of Unihub, said, "What we are offering is our best-of-breed solutions, efficient implementation, as well as industry best practice, based on the wealth of experience in the education sector by our team of talented IT professionals.!"
"Unihub's strength in mission-critical system implementation, combined with proven technology, is intended to further enable CUTW to provide heightened levels of support to its students and for its programs and facilities.!"
CUTW Community College is the first community college in Hong Kong that has an independent and intelligent campus, and also is the first community college that has its own campus. The Mong Kok Campus, which has operated since July 2005, is located at Shantung Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, and the main campus, which will start operating in 2006, is located at Wylie Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon.
CUTW Community College offers full-time and part-time pre-associate degree and associate degree programmes. CUTW aspires to provide high-quality tertiary education for students, both local and non-local, to prepare them for transfer to senior years of university education and for their future careers.
Unihub is the IT service arm of PCCW Limited. Leveraging on PCCW's telecom infrastructure and resources, it is the unique center for high quality talents and expertise to provide customers with strong resources across boundaries, a wealth of experience, rich solutions portfolio and powerful partnerships. Unihub offers system development and integration of industry solutions, IT infrastructure, system maintenance and outsourcing services with a key focus in the areas of Financial Services, Public Sector, Telecommunications and Enterprises.
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008, ADR-NYSE: PCW) is the leading communications provider in Hong Kong and one of Asia's leading IT&T players. Hong Kong's image as a center of technology excellence continues to be enhanced by PCCW's innovation, especially in new generation fixed-line telephony, broadband, IT, wireless and delivery of home entertainment. Internationally, PCCW provides cutting-edge technical services to network operators, and enables organizations to bring their business to Asia and take Asian business to the rest of the world. Note to Editors: The Company's English name was changed in 2002 from "Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited" to "PCCW Limited".
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