Technical services outsourcing contracts for Hong Kong Government
cover 10 years, valued at more than HK$800 million
Hong Kong, September 19, 2006 - PCCW Limited (PCCW) today announced that two large-scale technical services outsourcing contracts have been awarded to PCCW-HKT Telephone Limited by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to provide support to the Civil Aviation Department and Marine Department, facilitating safe and efficient air traffic and navigation operations.
The two 10-year contracts, worth a combined HK$800 million, will be managed by PCCW Solutions, the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) arm of PCCW. PCCW-HKT Telephone Limited is a subsidiary of PCCW, and has provided round-the-clock technical support to the two government departments for more than 35 years.
The first contract, awarded by the Civil Aviation Department and valued at more than HK$600 million, involves handling the technical operations and maintenance of Air Traffic Control (ATC) Systems located within and outside the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). With HKIA being one of the world's busiest airports, these systems, which cover Air Traffic Management, Radar, Navigational Aids and Communications, are crucial to maintaining a safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic.
Under the second outsourcing contract, valued at more than HK$200 million, PCCW will handle the technical operations and maintenance of three hilltop radio stations located at Victoria Peak, Mount Butler and Cape D'Aguilar. These stations are jointly used as telecommunication hubs by the Civil Aviation Department and Marine Department for air traffic control and port services. PCCW will ensure the provision of reliable aviation and maritime telecommunications that facilitates the protection of flight and navigation safety, and search and rescue operations.
Jack So, Deputy Chairman and Group Managing Director of PCCW, said: "PCCW is committed to providing the best ICT skills and expertise to the Government and the community. These important contract wins reflect the technical expertise, wealth of experience, and reliability of the PCCW Solutions team."
George Fok, Managing Director of PCCW Solutions, said: "PCCW Solutions is proud that its team of 2,000 ICT professionals will continue to serve the Civil Aviation and Marine Departments, and remains committed in its efforts to maintain the Air Traffic Control Systems and hilltop radio stations to the highest standards, facilitating the safety, efficiency and security of Hong Kong's large-scale air and marine traffic."
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008, NYSE ADR: PCW) is the premier telecommunications provider in Hong Kong and a leader in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) 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 new 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). Internationally, PCCW is proceeding with the phased rollout of a sophisticated wireless broadband network in the United Kingdom. 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 Solutions
PCCW Solutions is the ICT solution 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 borders, a wealth of experience, rich solutions portfolio and powerful partnerships.
PCCW Solutions offers system development and integration of industry solutions, IT infrastructure solution, system maintenance and outsourcing services with a key focus in the areas of Financial Services, the Public Sector, Telecommunications and Enterprises.
To learn more about PCCW Solutions, go to www.pccwsolutions.com.
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