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February 16, 2011 - MARTINSRIED/MUNICH, GERMANY

ADVA AG Optical Networking /PCCW is the "Host Fiber Broadband Service Provider" for the APRICOT-APAN2011 Conference Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters. The issuer issolely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Joining Hands with ADVA Optical Networking to Deploy Hong Kong's Leading40Gbit/s Connectivity for the Conference

HONG KONG, February 16, 2011 - PCCW, Hong Kong's premier telecommunicationsservice provider, has been appointed as the "Host Fiber Broadband ServiceProvider" for the APRICOT-APAN conference being held in Hong Kong fromFebruary 15 to 25, 2011.

The APRICOT (Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on OperationalTechnologies) is a prestigious regional Internet summit for the ICTindustry that began in 1996. It is expected that more than 1,000participants from all over the Asia Pacific region will attend. It is thesecond APRICOT to be held in Hong Kong after 14 years.

By deploying ADVA Optical Networking's latest FSP 3000 optical transportsolution, PCCW will provide a total of 100Gbit/s connectivity for theconference, including a leading 40Gbit/s FiberNET connection dedicated tothe live broadcast of a 3D full HD surgery in Czech Republic and a 4K (4096x 3072 pixel definition) super HD video demonstration to the conferenceparticipants in Hong Kong.

Mr. Larry Wong, PCCW's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Products ofCommercial Group, said, "Our first-ever 40Gbit/s fiber connectivity for theconference further demonstrates Hong Kong's leading position in broadbandcommunications in the region and highlights the potential benefits of ourservices to the business community and society in general."

Mr. Cheng Che Hoo, Chairman of Local Organizing Committee of APRICOT-APAN2011, said, "When the organizing committee became aware of theunprecedented demands on bandwidth and connectivity for this year's event,we didn't need to think twice about asking PCCW for assistance. As well asthe company's expertise and experience in handling network infrastructurefor large-scale events, PCCW's fiber connectivity leadership and capabilitystand out as the obvious choice. PCCW's first-ever 40Gbit/s connectionrepresents a superb deployment for the event and will deliver the utmostconvenience in communications, while opening up interesting possibilities."

Mr. Christoph Glingener, ADVA Optical Networking's Chief TechnologyOfficer, said, "ADVA Optical Networking has more than 15 years ofexperience providing fiber-based connectivity solutions for enterpriseapplications. This is the first 40Gbit/s system deployment for enterpriseapplications in Asia, capable of also provisioning 100Gbit/s services. Inthe metro, customers need low latency, a small footprint, low powerconsumption and aggressive price points. This installation is excellentproof that we can deliver against these requirements."

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ABOUT PCCW LIMITED

PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008) is the holding company of HKT Group HoldingsLimited (HKT), Hong Kong's premier telecommunications provider and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. PCCW alsoholds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited,and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited.

As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW/HKToffers a range of innovative media content and services across fourplatforms - fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. Inaddition, the Group meets the sophisticated needs of the local andinternational business community, while supporting network operators withcutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcingprojects for public and private sector organizations. To learn more aboutPCCW and HKT, please visit www.pccw.com.

ABOUT ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of intelligenttelecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automatedOptical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundationfor high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP product familyadds scalability and intelligence to customers' networks while removingcomplexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVAOptical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet thegrowing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks toreliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become atrusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises acrossthe globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.


CONTACTS:
Ivan Ho
PCCW
+852 2883 8747
ivan.wy.ho(at)pccw.com

Christine Keck
ADVA Optical Networking
+1 301 920 0237 (U.S.)
+44 1904 699 358 (Europe)
+86 755 8621 7400 (Asia)
public-relations(at)advaoptical.com

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CONTACTS:
Ivan Ho
PCCW
+852 2883 8747
ivan.wy.ho(at)pccw.com

Christine Keck
ADVA Optical Networking
+1 301 920 0237 (U.S.)
+44 1904 699 358 (Europe)
+86 755 8621 7400 (Asia)
public-relations(at)advaoptical.com

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