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22 May 2008
NEC and Wharf T&T Signed VIP Reseller Agreement Team to Reshape Business Communication Applications for Hong Kong Businesses
Hong Kong, 22 May 2008 – NEC Hong Kong Limited (“NEC”) and Wharf T&T Limited (“Wharf T&T”), the second largest fixed line telecommunications operator in Hong Kong, jointly announced a VIP reseller agreement which gives Wharf T&T the right to sell NEC telecommunications products and solutions through its strong distribution channel in Hong Kong. With the reseller agreement, NEC and Wharf T&T will work hand in hand to further expand its reach in multinational corporation (MNC) markets, leading to a new communications era and bringing an enlightened perspective to Hong Kong business.

“The collaboration between NEC and Wharf T&T will bring new insights to Hong Kong telecommunications industry. Leveraging Wharf T&T’s vast telecommunications network and market coverage, we are able to further extend our market reach, offering diversified, reliable and quality products to the market, providing a one-stop telecommunication solution to the corporate market. Having telecom products as the starting point, NEC will bring its entire product line to the market with the support of Wharf T&T, hence fostering a win-win situation. ” Mr. Ray Cheung, General Manager of Business Solutions and Services of NEC said.

“NEC is renowned for its outstanding solutions and highly diversified telecommunication products. For many years, NEC has been a close and reliable partner for banking and hospitality sectors. Over 65% hotels have chosen NEC as their exclusive telecommunication products providers today, however we aim to deliver our quality products to different industries and further penetrate the telecommunication market. Our full range of products include key telephone system (10 to 20,000 lines), multiple functional analogue, digital and IP Phone for small-to-large sized enterprises to call centre, CTI, Q-Master and Unified Communication solutions for MNCs. Moreover, NEC provides a series of value-added services, facsimiles, IP convergence and video-conference products which are suitable for corporate internal and external communications. It is believed that the full range product line can satisfy the market and the partnership provides seamless collaboration and synergy which enables NEC and Wharf T&T to bring more quality telecommunications products and services to customers, fostering a healthy and competitive environment. ” Mr. Cheung added.

“Wharf T&T’s long-standing communications experience and integrated Information & Communications Technology (ICT) expertise has been helping Hong Kong companies manage their distinctive demand for advanced IT & Telecommunications (IT&T) solutions. Our comprehensive managed services, including but not limited to SuperTone IP phone and Centrex sophisticated office phone system, provide a broad spectrum of ICT service platforms tailor-made for customers’ specific needs. Operations outsourcing, low-cost of ownership for advanced equipment, hassle-free technology adaptation and significantly enhanced service quality are just a few benefits we provide to enterprises. This partnership will further strengthen our product mix which in turn benefits our customers with more choices on diversified telecommunication equipment when using our superb managed services.” said Mr. Kam Poon, Vice President, Business Market, Wharf T&T Limited.

“The integration with COL in 2006 has transformed Wharf T&T into a comprehensive ICT service provider in Hong Kong, encompassing the most prestigious global IT & telecommunications solutions through close collaboration and partnership. We look forward to developing a strong, fruitful and long lasting cooperation with NEC, at the same time bringing truly innovative telecommunication applications to business customers.” Mr. Poon continued.

NEC is a major global telecommunications equipment manufacturer while Wharf T&T is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service provider in Hong Kong. The partnership provides a unique combination of communications experience to business customers: access to Wharf T&T's excellent consulting and managed services and the best-of-breed metro IP network, an advanced, user friendly and multi-functional suite of telecommunication equipment as well as strong local support. Product training courses will be arranged for Wharf T&T so that all related pre-sales consultants, technicians and post-sales support are well equipped with the latest product development knowledge, ensuring that the best solutions and services are ready to meet different customers’ demand. Wharf T&T is renowned for its professionalism and strong domain know-how, with the highly diversified and strong telecommunication product line from NEC, the collaboration between NEC and Wharf T&T creates a synergy which makes this team the best choice for the best-in-class professional telecommunications service in the market.
About NEC Hong Kong Limited

NEC has a long and eventful history in Hong Kong. Since 1984 and has expanded rapidly its activities to meet the growing demands for the customers in Hong Kong, Macau and China. From the manufacturing to the dynamic technological era, NEC has been providing advanced computer and communications products, display and visual appliance, mobile telecommunications devices, and information & communication technology solutions to foster the market development.

Being one of the main vendors to provide telecommunication products and solutions in Hong Kong in the early days of telecommunication, it has a great reputation in the hotel industry. And over 65% hotels adopted the all-in-one telecommunication products and solutions from NEC.

Please visit www.nec.com.hk for details.

About Wharf T&T Limited

Established in 1995, Wharf T&T has been the second largest fixed line operator investing over HK$5 billion in its own telecommunications network infrastructure. Having achieved an approximately 18% market share in the business sector, Wharf T&T specialises in enabling its customers’ businesses through quality ICT products and services.

Wharf T&T possesses the best-of-breed metro IP network enabling a full range of voice, data networking, Internet access and video services to address the dynamic demand of business customers. Riding on the sophisticated broadband infrastructure, Wharf T&T eBusiness Limited (WeB), a wholly owned subsidiary established in January 2007, positions itself as a product powerhouse to deliver broadband enabling applications and web-based services for SME customers enhancing their competitiveness through e-marketing adoption.

COL, another wholly owned subsidiary of Wharf T&T with over 36 years experience in the IT sector, possesses unmatched credentials in its data centre and business continuity services. Such value propositions to the corporate and enterprise sectors are further enriched through its well renowned professional service engine and its systems integration capabilities empowered by the gold accreditation from Cisco.

Wharf T&T is a core member of The Wharf Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Hong Kong. The Wharf Group also owns i-CABLE Communications Limited, the leading cable television station and Internet access service provider in Hong Kong.

For further information about both Wharf T&T and The Wharf Group, please visit Wharf T&T website at www.wharftt.com.