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New PCCW Global PoP for Global Switch's Tai Seng data centre

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Hong Kong-based information and communications technology company PCCW Global has launched a new Console Connect point-of-presence (PoP) at the Tai Seng data centre in Singapore owned by Global Switch, a carrier and data centre operator in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

The Console Connect Software-Defined Interconnection (SDI) platform developed by PCCW Global, an international operating division of HKT ⁠— Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, connects to cloud-based applications, partners, client IT infrastructure and the world’s major cloud hosting services.

PCCW Global's SDI platform currently interconnects over 100 data centres in 36 countries on the worldwide PCCW Global MPLS network, which is physically separate to the public Internet and features an uncontended, redundant core network with multiple low-latency paths between countries.

Michael Glynn, PCCW Global’s VP of Digital Automated Innovation, said: “Global Switch hosts a thriving, densely interconnected ecosystem in Singapore, with major connections to other business hubs around the world.

“The new PoP is a significant addition to our global network, and we look forward to working with new and existing Global Switch customers to simplify and streamline their network service with the same agility they experience with cloud.”

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Through the Console Connect SDI platform, Global Switch customers in Singapore will be able to access connectivity on-demand to a global network of key data center ecosystems and major cloud on-ramps through a single dashboard interface, including Alibaba Cloud, AWS Direct Connect, Google Interconnect, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, QingCloud and Tencent Cloud.

The Global Switch Tai Seng data centre is a key hub in the Asia Pacific region as it has a number of submarine cable systems landing directly at the facility, and has direct links with Global Switch Singapore Woodlands, which was launched earlier this year.

Through diverse connectivity with the Tai Seng data centre, Global Switch’s Woodlands facility also offers access to the same rich diversity of telecommunications services.

Damon Reid, Global Switch’s group director, Asia-Pacific, commented: “PCCW Global is already an important part of the connectivity ecosystem at our Singapore Tai Seng data centre, and we are delighted to see their services expand in this location. The availability of PCCW Global’s on-demand digital SDI platform is important to our customers as it provides reliability, scalability, performance and economies that are critical in today’s fast-moving technological world.”

PCCW Global is one of the carriers governing the Communications Blockchain Network, which is expected to go live in the coming months, to ensure the blockchain-based, special purpose mechanism becomes a reality.