A group framework agreement has been signed between PCCW Global (Hong Kong’s major telecom service provider) and Etisalat Group (A telecom service provider with operations in 19 countries including Asia, Middle East and Africa) for voice interconnection.

This agreement will give access to PCCW Global’s international IPX network, ensuring seamless delivery of end-to-end voice and mobile data services to more than 50 destinations via private and managed IP network. This deal will help Etisalat obtain direct global access into these countries. The end-to-end compression technology coupled with remote regional switching will help improve quality of telecom services provided to customers.

PCCW Global’s Vice President for Voice Services in MEA region, Mr. Emmanuel Bain talked about the importance of this new arrangement with Etisalat, saying, “This agreement will reinforce our already strong relations with Etisalat by putting more focus on Etisalat’s African and Asian operations while demonstrating our determination to turn customers’ business goals into reality through communications technology. In this regard, our IPX platform enables development and global delivery of new generation IP-based services such as our HD Video Calling service, with guaranteed levels of interoperability

Etisalat Group’s Executive Vice President for Carrier Services, Mr. Wael Ammar, also spoke on this occasion, saying “As a leading regional carrier and the fastest growing telecom operator in Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Etisalat Group is focused on bringing the best connectivity and quality to our customers wherever they may be. This agreement with PCCW Global is a continuation to our efforts to strengthen our offering through the right partnership model which complements both our offerings in various regions especially where we have small and medium sized operations and helps ensure that our customers benefit from global connectivity and experience the best services that they have come to expect from us.”

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