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17 May 2007
Wharf T&T Receives the Best SME's Partner Award from HKCSMB
Wharf T&T Limited ("Wharf T&T") today announced that the Hong Kong Chamber of Small and Medium Business (HKCSMB) has honoured Wharf T&T with the Best SME's Partner Award 2007, the first telecommunication company and information technology service provider achieving the recognition. Recognised for its commitment and efforts in facilitating the development of the SME sector in Hong Kong, Wharf T&T was presented with the award at the Chamber's eleventh anniversary dinner held on 15 May 2007. Altogether, sixteen corporations were elected the best SME's partner this year.

The Best SME's Partner Award was first launched in 2006 in conjunction with the Best SME Award with an aim of honouring corporate enterprises and SMEs for their commitment and achievement to fostering the development and operation of Hong Kong's SME market segment.

Assessed by a panel of distinguished independent judges comprising of senior Government officials, industry experts and university scholars, each submission had to go through a stringent validation and evaluation process before being scored on the basis of the provision of tailor-made products and services, well-defined goals, supportive organizational structure and behaviour as well as a proper communications channel which would support a thriving SME community.

"It is with great pleasure that Wharf T&T is the first information and communications technology service provider awarded with the Best SME's Partner by the HKCSMB," said Vincent Ma, President of Wharf T&T. "We focus on enabling customers' businesses with our domain know-how and superior communications and information technology solutions. The award validates the pivotal role we play in helping our SME customers to succeed in their businesses and this is not only important to Wharf T&T, to our customers, but also to the overall economy of Hong Kong."

Wharf T&T is the first company to provide commercialized VoIP solution to SMEs at an affordable price through our flagship brand SUPERTONE BROADBAND launched in 2003. Since then, Wharf T&T continues to develop integrated voice, data and ICT solutions tailored for the SME community including PC Care, IP-VPN, video and web conferencing solutions and etc.
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 specializes 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 of Wharf T&T established in January 2007, positions itself as a product powerhouse to deliver broadband enabling applications and web-based services for SME customers to enhance their competitiveness through eMarketing adoption.

COL, another wholly owned subsidiary of Wharf T&T with over 30 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's website at www.wharftt.com.


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