PCCW Global and Telma collaborate to greatly improve connectivity into and out of Madagascar

Telecoms

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, and Telma the number one national telecommunications operator in Madagascar, have signed the first international MPLS interconnection for Madagascar. Telma is Madagascar’s telecommunications leader in fixed, mobile, Internet, capacity (through the EASSY submarine cable and the 6,000km+ national fiber optic backbone), and mobile money.

This will result in Telma’s Ethernet and IP VPN coverage being extended across PCCW Global's resilient MPLS network, which reaches 3,000 cities in more than 130 countries, plus connectivity to and from Madagascar via major submarine cable systems including EASSY.

In addition, the agreement will give PCCW Global greater local access to Madagascar cities, including Antananarivo the capital city and to the other major hubs. Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island and is located in the Indian Ocean of the Southeast coast of Africa.

Importantly, this new interconnect agreement will boost business development in Africa, a significant market for both PCCW Global and Telma.

Source: Company Press Release 24 September 2014