PCCW mobile completes 4G LTE network with 1,000Mbps optical fibers along major MTR lines

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, January 17, 2013 - PCCW mobile breaks new ground again and announces today to augment its 4G LTE mobile network base stations in MTR with 1000Mbps# optical fibers, enabling commuters to enjoy ultra-fast 4G services along major MTR lines.

Starting from January 22, PCCW mobile's 4G LTE network coverage will be expanded to major MTR lines, including the Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Island, Tung Chung, Tseung Kwan O, Disneyland Resort lines, and the Airport Express Line. In addition, PCCW mobile will continue its discussions with MTR about further coverage expansion to the remaining MTR lines, including East Rail Line, West Rail Line and Ma On Shan Line.

PCCW mobile has augmented its 4G LTE mobile network by connecting the MTR base stations with high-speed 1000Mbps# optical fibers, so that more MTR passengers can enjoy faster 4G services with the larger bandwidth.

In addition, HKT is the only mobile operator in Hong Kong offering Wi-Fi hotspots at many key locations throughout the MTR^. Customers can enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi in MTR and other locations when they subscribe specific local mobile data term plans. Also, customers can enjoy the hottest 4G smartphones offers in town when they subscribe PCCW mobile's "Ultimate Mobility Handset Plan"*.

For service details, please call PCCW mobile hotline at +852 2888 0008, or visit any PCCW-HKT shop or www.pccwmobile.com.


*1000Mbps is the network specification for the fiber backbone and is different from the actual speed experienced by the end users.

^Exclusive coverage applies to designated MTR stations.

*For service details and T&Cs of "Mobile Security Service" package, please visit www.pccwmobile.com.

About PCCW mobile

PCCW mobile is an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. As well as providing high-quality voice and data communications, PCCW mobile serves a broad spectrum of customers by offering media content and interactive services as one of the PCCW Group's unique quadruple-play platforms. This enables subscribers to tailor their own lifestyles with a rich mix of innovative mobile services, such as real-time TV, streamed digital music, shared viewing of photos and video clips, remote monitoring, ticketing, instant messaging, email solutions and an integrated fixed/mobile office communications solution. To learn more about PCCW mobile, please visit www.pccwmobile.com.

About HKT

HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider. 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 sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers. Together with the highly successful media business of its parent company, PCCW Limited, HKT offers innovative media content and services across the PCCW Group's unique quadruple-play platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile.

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