Hong Kong– PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premiere telecommunications service provider, and Zhuhai Da Hengqin Technology Development Company (DHQ Tech) which is headquartered in Hengqin, China, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly turn Hengqin, one of China’s Pilot Free Trade Zones, into a “Smart City”, offering superior quality of life for its residents as well as an exciting and innovative business environment.

Hengqin, located 34 sea miles from Hong Kong, offers massive trade and business potential. It is optimally located, covering an area of 106.46 square kilometers and is less than an hour from Hong Kong via the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. PCCW Global and DHQ Tech plan to develop Hengqin into a global business and communications hub, and to position Hengqin as one of the world’s leading Internet business environments to attract foreign investment and to support enterprise customers, new start-ups and hi-tech research and development centres with the latest ICT technologies.