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Released: February 9, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE
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DA No.

12-172

Report No. SCL-00127

Thursday February 9, 2012

Actions Taken Under Cable Landing License Act

Section 1.767(a) Cable Landing Licenses, Modifications, and Assignments or Transfers of Control of Interests in

Cable Landing Licenses (47 C.F.R. § 1.767(a))

By the Chief, Policy Division, International Bureau:
Pursuant to An Act Relating to the Landing and Operation of Submarine Cables in the United States, 47 U.S.C. §§
34-39 (Cable Landing License Act), Executive Order No. 10530, Exec. Ord. No. 10530 reprinted as amended in 3
U.S.C. § 301, and section 1.767 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.767, the following applications ARE
GRANTED. These grants of authority are taken under section 0.261 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 0.261.
Petitions for reconsideration under section 1.106 or applications for review under section 1.115 of the Commission's
rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.106, 1.115, may be filed within 30 days of the date of this public notice.
These applications have been coordinated with the Department of State and other Executive Branch agencies pursuant
to section 1.767(b) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §1.767(b), and consistent with procedures established with the
Department of State. See Review of Commission Consideration of Applications under the Cable Landing License Act,
IB Docket No. 00-106, Report and Order, 16 FCC Rcd 22167, 22192-93, paras. 51-52 (2001) (Submarine Cable
Landing License Report and Order); Streamlined Procedures for Executive Branch Review of Submarine Cable Landing
License Requests, State Department Media Note (Revised) (rel. Dec. 20, 2001) available at
http://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2001/6951.htm.
This public notice serves as each cable landing licensee's Cable Landing License, or modification thereto, pursuant to
the Cable Landing License Act and sections 1.767 and 1.768 of the Commission's rules. Cable landing licensees should
review carefully the terms and conditions of their licenses. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions or
relevant Commission rules and policies could result in fines or forfeitures.
The Commission most recently amended its rules applicable to submarine cable landing licenses in Review of
Commission Consideration of Applications under the Cable Landing License Act, IB Docket No. 00-106, FCC 01-332,
16 FCC Rcd 22167 (2001), 67 Fed. Reg. 1615 (Jan. 14, 2002). An updated version of sections 1.767 and 1.768 of the
rules is available at http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/telecomrules.html. See also
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-02-598A1.pdf for a March 13, 2002 Public Notice;
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-01-332A1.pdf for the December 14, 2001 Report and Order.
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SCL-T/C-20111208-00031

E
Reach Global Networks Limited
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/08/2012

Current Licensee:

Reach Global Networks Limited

FROM:

PCCW Limited

TO:

PCCW Limited
Notification filed December 8, 2011, of the pro forma transfer of control of the interest in the Japan-U.S. cable, SCL-LIC-19981117-00025, held
by Reach Global Networks Limited (RGNL), from Pacific Century Cable Holdings Limited (PCCH) to HKT Limited (HKT), effective November
7, 2011. RGNL holds a 13.849206% ownership and voting interest in the Japan-U.S. cable.
RGNL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reach Ltd. (Reach). PCCW Limited (PCCW) and Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) each hold a 50%
indirect ownership interest in Reach. Telstra's interests in Reach and RGNL are not affected by PCCW's corporate reorganization.
Prior to the reorganization, PCCW held its ownership interests in Reach through PCCH. On November 7, 2011, PCCH transferred its ownership
interest in Reach to a new holding company - HKT - that is ultimately controlled by PCCW.

SCL-T/C-20111208-00032

E
Reach Global Networks Limited
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/08/2012

Current Licensee:

Reach Global Networks Limited

FROM:

PCCW Limited

TO:

PCCW Limited
Notification filed December 8, 2011, of the pro forma transfer of control of the interest in the Japan-U.S. cable, SCL-LIC-19981117-00025, held
by Reach Global Networks Limited (RGNL), from HKT Limited (HKT) to the HKT Trust, effective November 24, 2011. RGNL holds a
13.849206% ownership and voting interest in the Japan-U.S. cable.
RGNL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reach Ltd. (Reach). PCCW and Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) each hold a 50% indirect
ownership interest in Reach. Telstra's interests in Reach are not affected by PCCW's corporate reorganization.
On November 24, 2011, the ordinary share capital of HKT was transferred to HKT Management Limited in its capacity as the trustee and manger
for the HKT Trust. As result HKT is directly held by the HKT Trust, which is managed by HKT Management Limited. At that time both the
HKT Trust and HKT Management Limited were wholly-owned by CAS Holding No. 1 Limited (CAS), which in turn is wholly-owned by PCCW.
On November 29, 2011, PCCW undertook a public offering of certain share stapled units of the HKT Trust, which resulted in CAS having an
approximate 68% controlling interest in the HKT Trust. The remaining ownership interests in the HKT Trust are publicly held.
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