HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, July 3, 2017 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, has signed a Memorandum of Intention with Nilesat, a leading satellite operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to deliver TV channels into and out of Egypt.
As part of its collaboration with Nilesat, PCCW Global will be installing its unique Global TV Network (GTVN) solution in Nilesat facilities to ensure dynamic TV and media content are delivered cost-effectively and reliably, providing better end-user viewing experience.
This new alliance will leverage the satellite and teleport services of Nilesat along with PCCW Global’s renowned telecommunications and media expertise to ensure optimal GTVN delivery between Egypt and the rest of the world. This GTVN solution will also enhance Nilesat’s connectivity with broadcasters across the globe, covering more than 90 countries via PCCW Global’s extensive satellite network.
PCCW Global is a leader in providing innovative and customized solutions to operators in the field of telecommunications and media. It has developed an extensive multi-faceted high performance global network to enhance the services of its diverse customer base.
Mr. Sameh Sobhy, Vice President of MENA, PCCW Global, said, “We are excited by this initiative which will allow us to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities between ourselves and Nilesat. Nilesat has strong presence in video distribution leveraging many TV channels across the MENA region. And now, Nilesat will be able to expand its coverage into other parts of Africa and Middle East via PCCW Global’s specialized TV network reach. PCCW Global will also be able to utilize the Nilesat satellite fleet to deliver Asian TV channels into the Middle East region.”
Mr. Hamdy Monir, Chief Technical Officer of Nilesat, said, “As we increase our collaboration with PCCW Global, we are excited by the opportunities created to deliver new international TV channels to the MENA region, as well as extending our own reach beyond region. Regional users will also benefit from the availability of a variety of accelerated and diversified media formats.”
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications.
PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.
HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sales, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
HKT offers a unique quadruple-play experience in Hong Kong delivering media content on its fixed-line, broadband Internet access and mobile platforms jointly with its parent company, PCCW Limited.
HKT also provides a range of innovative and smart living services beyond connectivity to make the daily lives of customers more convenient, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the go. For more information, please visit www.hkt.com.
Since the establishment of the Nilesat in 1996, the company has been keen on delivering high quality services and media content that reflects its deep belief in upgrading the accuracy and the transparency of the overall media message that respects the mind and conscience of the human beings at anytime and place. Nilesat’s media message respects all religions and renounces hatred and any calls for violence and extremism. It is a message of love and peace to all humanity.
Emanating from where we stand, Nilesat’s management aims to mobilize its efforts and dedicate its human resources to continuously modernize the infrastructure, technologies and the basic services to keep pace with the latest science findings in this field. Nilesat confirms to its valued customers that it is continuously seeking to provide all the necessary capabilities to update the available services and technologies to provide a work organization and performance that meet the ambitions and demands of the Arab and African citizens at anytime and place.
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