HGC launches new PoP in Marseille


HGC Global Communications has expanded its network coverage by launching a new point of presence (PoP) in Marseille.

Marseille serves as one of the key subsea gateways into Europe with more than 13 systems landing in the French port, offering onward connectivity from Europe to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

HGC’s new PoP is located at a carrier neutral data centre in Marseille, although the Hong Kong-based company did not name the facility.

HGC said its new PoP will facilitate voice and data connectivity and the provision of a range of network services including IPLC, GEPL, MPLS, and internet services for international carriers, over the top service providers and enterprises.

It extends HGC’s global backbone by adding shorter and more direct connection paths to other countries within Europe. It is part of HGC’s strategy to transform its global network with a software-defined network (SDN) platform covering PoPs in Asia, Europe and the US.

Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC’s SVP of International Business said: “With digitalisation trend driving the telecom business, the demand for flexible, scalable and responsive networking environment becomes more significant and crucial. Apart from network expansion, the establishment of an interoperable, intelligent SDN, with newly established API Hub is a critical part of our digitalisation strategy. Enabling orchestrated dynamic services over more automated and interconnected networks is key to telecom industry digitalisation.” 

Cliff Tam, HGC’s VP, global data strategy of International Business said: “The new PoP in Marseille further extends HGC international network footprint, reinforces HGC’s presence in Europe and provides an additional gateway to Asia. Our end customers will enjoy more comprehensive, end-to-end network services. As an infrastructure-based fixed-lined operator, HGC is dedicated to continuously investing in network diversity and helping drive the pace of global digitalisation.”