16 May 2019
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, the Hong Kong telecom service provider, has completed a major internet infrastructure upgrade in Mozambique.
The upgrade of its internet backbone will improve connectivity in the traditionally underserved southern African nation and vastly improve international communications and increase the number of internet users in the country while lowering overall connectivity costs.
PCCW Global is continuing to extend its network service coverage in hard-to-reach and high-demand markets in Africa with a specific focus on improving network interconnection, access to cloud and lowering the cost of connectivity for end users.
The company was one of the pioneers of African connectivity when it delivered sophisticated hybrid solutions that combine fibre, satellite, microwave and wireless connectivity to meet the needs of African service providers and enterprises. PCCW Global’s African coverage expanded in 2012 with the acquisition of Gateway Communications, a pan-African provider of carrier and network solutions on the continent.
“In Mozambique, our aim is to provide users such as global enterprises, content delivery networks, Internet service providers, and content providers with affordable connectivity to and from the country with the hope of gradually increasing the number of Internet users,” said Frederick Chui, chief Commercial officer, PCCW Global.
“We are pleased to be making additional investment to help further reduce the barriers to content availability and distribution that can have a significant impact on the Internet in Africa and will help make existing international content more accessible.”