PCCW Global at AfricaCom: UC OTT Video Managed Security

Suzanne Bowen : Monetizing IP Communications
Suzanne Bowen
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PCCW Global at AfricaCom: UC OTT Video Managed Security

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AfricaCom is the venue to meet face to face with some of the world’s most impressive ITSPs such as PCCW Global. They are known for their top quality voice and data global network and also for how they enable service providers to achieve the growth they need with PCCW Global's “as-a-service” solutions. They offer OTT Video, Managed Security and Unified Communications.

OTT Video
In October 2015, they partnered with South Korean content delivery network specialist Solbox to provide cloud-based video delivery technology for PCCW's media business.

Not long after in late October 2015, PCCW Media, launched Viu Over-the-top (OTT) video service, a global innovative Internet video platform. Its first public availability was in Hong Kong. The company has plans to successively expand throughout Asia such as in India, the Middle East, and more. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and other Asian nations could be next!

Managed Security
A PR Newswire press release, published May 28, 2015, showcased Frost & Sullivan's congratulations to PCCW Global "for addressing the connectivity demands of Sub-Saharan Africa with its IP exchange."

PCCW Global's network structure enables customers' traffic to avoid having to take chances on typical compromise via transit of networks. The traffic runs from A to B, "directly from source to destination." Its robust MPLS/IPX network and cloud-based network intelligence solution cover more than 3,000 cities around the globe. It connects to hundreds of service providers everywhere. Traditional security issues are easily resolved with its "integrated Threat Management Service, a cloud-based security system that identifies both known and unknown threats and notifies the end user about the time and type of attack. PCCW Global then blocks the attack at the source and mitigates the impact to the customer."

Frost & Sullivan granted recognition to PCCW Global with the 2015 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Connectivity Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award. PCCW Global's high-performance IPX-enabled networks also garnered it a place among the shortlist for the prestigious Breakthrough LTE Development Award 2015 by AfricaCom.

Unified Communications
In June 2015, PCCW Global acquired Syntelligence, the group holding company that owns Voxclever, a UK hosted Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) provider, and that also owns Weavesys, the software development business that develops advanced service orchestration platform for unified communications.

Hosted PBX services are very popularly integrated with UCaaS offerings because people want to be able to take advantage of corporate voice, video, and mobility features for increased convenience and productivity. Corporates, startups, and company team members must be mobile while working with their own preferred devices. As a result unified communications solutions are in HIGH DEMAND.

PCCW Global, HKT's international operating division, covers an impressive list of countries, 140 exactly, with bases in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA. The place to be to meet with companies such as PCCW Global November 17 -19, 2015 is at AfricaCom in Cape Town, South Africa.

Other exciting conferences and exhibitions that have large components that target telecommunications, mobile, wireless, IoT, channel, apps and other hot products, services and opportunities include ITEXPO East scheduled January 25 – 28, 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Capacity Asia scheduled November 30 – December 2, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand; and Enterprise Connect (more USA domestic-oriented) scheduled March 7 – 10, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Connect with us from DIDX and companies like PCCW.

As VP of Marketing and co-founder of Super Technologies' DIDX, mentor for Burlington, and blogger for Broadband Nation, TMC Monetizing IP Communications and GetVoiP, I Suzanne Bowen welcome you to connect with me on LinkedIn

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