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Press Release
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 Online
(Hong Kong) Limited (AONL-HK) have signed a memorandum of understanding
whereby the provisional liquidators of the recently closed data services company
will refer former AONL-HK customers to PCCW Powerb@se.

The proposed agreement will contain an exclusive referral period of one month.
The parties will ensure that former AONL-HK customers are provided with
information and technical support in the transfer of their services to PCCW
Powerb@se if they so choose.

"The data-center services industry today is going through a turbulent period of
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 ensuring
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 as
from AONL-HK if they agree to migrate.

He noted that PCCW Powerb@se successfully provided similar support to former
customers of iAsiaWorks (HK) Limited when that company ceased operations in
July 2001.

"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 are also
providing technical support personnel, who will work closely with our technical
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 have
the opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted internet services, while at the same time
maximizing the recoverable value of this business for its creditors."

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About Powerb@se

Powerb@se is PCCW’s Internet data-center service, offering Web hosting,
application hosting and other value-added services to corporations that require
mission-critical solutions. It is one of the region's leading e-business-infrastructure
service providers.

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.

Further information on Powerb@se is available at www.pbase.net

About PCCW

Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited (SEHK: 0008, ADR-NYSE: PCW), the
Hong Kong-listed flagship of the Pacific Century Group, is one of Asia's leading
integrated communications companies. From its market-leading position in Hong
Kong, PCCW is focused on building shareholder value by leveraging synergies
between its core businesses and partners, and by delivering customer-led total
solutions throughout Asia, particularly in greater China. PCCW provides key
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.

For media inquiries, please call:

Joan Wagner
VP, Director Corp Intl. Media
PCCW
Tel: 852-2514-8883
Email: joan.wagner@pccw.com

Or

Irene Ho
Corporate Communications Manager
PCCW
Tel: 852-2883-0490
Email: Irene.kl.ho@pccw.com