November 1, 2001
PCCW Powerb@se and Asia Online Provisional Liquidators Agree On
Referral Arrangement for former Asia Online Customers
Deal offers efficient and technically supported migration to PCCW, allowing
former Asia Online customers to continue client services
Hong Kong November 1, 2001 PCCW Powerbase Data Center Services
(HK) Limited (PCCW Powerb@se) and the provisional liquidators of Asia
(Hong Kong) Limited (AONL-HK) have signed a memorandum of understanding
whereby the provisional liquidators of the recently closed data services
will refer former AONL-HK customers to PCCW Powerb@se.
The proposed agreement will contain an exclusive referral period of one
The parties will ensure that former AONL-HK customers are provided with
information and technical support in the transfer of their services to
Powerb@se if they so choose.
"The data-center services industry today is going through a turbulent
consolidation. More than ever, customers need stability and confidence
in their data
center service provider," said PCCW Powerb@se President Joseph Ma.
"PCCW and the provisional liquidators are cooperating closely towards
that former AONL-HK customers are given the opportunity to be transferred
conveniently and efficiently to Powerb@se."
Mr. Ma assured anxious former AONL-HK customers that co-location and
Internet access services would be provided under similar terms and conditions
from AONL-HK if they agree to migrate.
He noted that PCCW Powerb@se successfully provided similar support to
customers of iAsiaWorks (HK) Limited when that company ceased operations
"We understand nothing is as crucial to our customers as a smooth
and secure flow
of business at all times," said Mr. Ma. "The provisional liquidators
providing technical support personnel, who will work closely with our
staff during the migration."
Provisional Liquidator Gabriel Tam of KPMG, said "We are pleased
that we have
been able to facilitate a process whereby the customers of AONL-HK will
the opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted internet services, while at the
maximizing the recoverable value of this business for its creditors."
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Powerb@se is PCCWs Internet data-center service, offering Web hosting,
application hosting and other value-added services to corporations that
mission-critical solutions. It is one of the region's leading e-business-infrastructure
Powerb@se offers regional network services in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan,
delivering top-quality, round-the-clock services of exceptional security,
connectivity, reliability and immediate support. Powerb@se also offers
comprehensive, value-added, network-management solutions and professional
services to meet and exceed corporations' future expansion needs.
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Hong Kong-listed flagship of the Pacific Century Group, is one of Asia's
integrated communications companies. From its market-leading position
Kong, PCCW is focused on building shareholder value by leveraging synergies
between its core businesses and partners, and by delivering customer-led
solutions throughout Asia, particularly in greater China. PCCW provides
services in the areas of: integrated telecommunications; broadband solutions;
mobility and connectivity; narrowband and interactive broadband (Internet
Services); business e-solutions; data centers and related infrastructure.
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