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12 Feb 2007
Wharf T&T to Strengthen HKEx's Core Inter-site Network Infrastructure of the Derivatives Market and its Financial Management Information System
Wharf T&T announced the successful deployment of HKEx's Financial Management Information System (FMIS) solution and the completion of its core inter-site network infrastructure upgrade for HKEx's derivatives markets.

The newly upgraded core inter-site network infrastructure for derivative market runs on Wharf T&T dedicated fibre optic network coupled with Nortel optical metro multi-service platform and Cisco network switches. The upgraded infrastructure helps HKEx to achieve higher degree of inter-site network reliability, scalability and improve its network capacity to handle the expanding requirements stemming from different business trading markets. Beyond infrastructure, Wharf T&T also provides world-class application implementation service, FMIS, to help HKEx consolidate data from various sources and streamline information processing for the Management. FMIS has improved and streamlined its financial data integrities and analytical functionalities which provides critical and timely financial information in the decision making process.

"Wharf T&T has strong background in network infrastructure and professional services. With our extensive domain know-how accumulated from various industries, we fully understand the business and operational requirements and needs of HKEx for a reliable and scalable network infrastructure and sophisticated information management system," said Mr. Vincent Ma, President of Wharf T&T Ltd. "We believe that our profound system integration expertise and devoted commitment on service quality is the key to fulfilling customers' satisfaction and hence establishing customer mindshare."

"We are impressed with Wharf T&T's networking technology and professional services dedicated and excellent solution delivered to HKEx. After an extensive evaluation of the 'Proof of Concept' exercise in the final vendor selection, Wharf T&T clinched the deals by performing well in both technology innovation and solution implementation criteria. Wharf T&T has delivered a reliable, flexible and scalable converged solution with high bandwidth for the mission critical data transmission and processing," said Mr. Alfred Wong, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Information Technology, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. "We regard Wharf T&T as one of our strategic partners in helping us to fulfil our mission and future plan."

"The successful completion of these projects fully demonstrates our comprehensive ICT capabilities. It is a result of our "Strictly Business" strategy and our vision to deliver business class services to customers since the integration between Wharf T&T and COL." Mr. Ma added. "Wharf T&T & COL together are the compelling options in the market to provide infrastructure and application solutions to help our customers to win in the marketplace."
About Wharf T&T Limited

Wharf T&T is a leading fixed-line operator since 1995 with over HK$5 billion of investment in its own telecommunications network infrastructure in Hong Kong. Being the only FTNS operator in Hong Kong specialising in the business sector, “Strictly Business” is our mission. Our goal is to help our business customers drive their business performance through quality services and products.

Wharf T&T is the second largest fixed-line operator in the business sector with 18% market share. With over 2,300 km of extensive fibre network in the territory, 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. In January 2006, Wharf T&T and COL were integrated. The integration brings together the best-of-breed data centre and business continuity capabilities, backed by one of the most robust telecom infrastructures, supported by sophisticated networking solution capabilities with gold accreditation from Cisco and a well renowned professional service engine to make Wharf T&T an indispensable partner for the business growth of our customers.

Wharf T&T is a core member of The Wharf Group, one of the largest conglomerate 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.

About COL

COL is a leading IT services company in Hong Kong with over 34 years of experience. Our goal is to help customers to drive their business performance through quality services, better products and solutions. COL offers a full range of IT infrastructure and application services to our customers. Our data centre and business continuity solution is the flagship in the product portfolio with 80% market share in the financial industry and the MNC sector. To ensure a high-quality standard, COL is the first provider in Hong Kong to achieve the ISO 9001:2000 certification for business continuity services.

System integration is another core competence of COL. COL possesses sophisticated network solution design and implementation capabilities with gold accreditation from Cisco. To better address the increasingly complex solution demand, COL has developed comprehensive professional services capabilities with CMMI Level 3 qualification. COL's application implementation services cover budgeting & planning, ERP & Supply Chain management solution, as well as HRMS solutions.

COL is also an EMC Velocity Partner, a Hyperion Consulting & Reseller Partner for Business & Management Planning, a Microsoft Certified Partner, and a world-wide Oracle Certified Partner.

In January 2006, COL was integrated with Wharf T&T Limited, a core member of the Wharf Group. Wharf T&T is a leading fixed-line operator since 1995 with over HK$5 billion of investment in its own telecommunications network infrastructure in Hong Kong. The integration brings together comprehensive IT and robust networking capabilities to make COL a compelling option for customers of all tiers and all industries.

For further information about COL, please visit COL website at http://www.col.com.hk.

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