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As we look back on 2015, I see it as a year of change and transition for our business, for our industry, and for our competitors as well as our customers. Competition in the market is being driven by opportunities in hosted solutions and ‘as a service’ offerings, while pure point-to-point connectivity is reducing as a driver of new growth. Cloud-based services began to show signs of long-awaited maturity in 2015. Questions around security and availability have largely been answered, and service provider customers are excited by the opportunity to adopt opex-driven models and to use the freedom afforded by this approach to explore new paths to long-term profitability. There is an openness to cloud-based services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and the whole range of ‘as a service’ models. In a similar fashion, software-defined networks (SDN) have accelerated access to bandwidth and computing resources.


PCCW Global took home two Global Carrier Awards at Capacity Europe 2015. It received Best North American Project for its work in delivering HD and SuperHD 8-K video feeds around the world and Best Voice Service Innovation for its regional breakout service in Africa. Overall the awards recognise PCCW Global’s leadership in IPX, network security, mobile solutions and wholesale services.


PCCW Global launched, an Internet-based Video on Demand (VoD) entertainment service across South Africa, the first service of its kind in the country. allows subscribers to seamlessly access, stream and download multiple content packages, including local and international TV series, movies and lifestyle programs. offers a fully flexible selection of à la carte content packages to suit every South African’s entertainment tastes and needs.


PCCW Global and content delivery solutions specialist Solbox have signed an agreement to collaborate on innovations in the delivery of video services.

“We believe these unique Solbox solutions can play an important role in our approach to wholesale and retail distribution of media services,” said Phil Braden, Senior Vice President, Technology & Applications at PCCW Global.


PCCW Global has been an active player in the media and broadcast industry worldwide for more than four decades. It has innovated in areas such as the global delivery of 4K ultra high definition (UHD) video, launching over-the-top (OTT) video services in emerging markets and the company is now offering service providers a modular platform which enables them to manage, deliver and monetize digital video content themselves. The new Global Media Video Platform builds on PCCW Global’s years of experience in media and broadcasting as well as its core wholesale strengths and DNA.