HGC completes Hong Kong network extension

HGC completes Hong Kong network extension

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HGC Global Communications Limited has completed its network interconnection with TKO Express, connecting Hong Kong’s major financial hub and technology centre with a new route.

TKO Express is the first submarine cable to directly link Chai Wan and the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate (TKOIE), and the route will provide a more direct and resilient path between the two hubs.

Spanning just 3.5km across Tathong Channel, it provides a geographically separate route between Hong Kong Island and the New Territories’ emerging technology hub. Together with several existing high-tier data centres and large-scale data co-location facilities, HGC’s interconnection with TKO Express allows it to offer a new access route for customers and create new opportunities for partnerships requiring high-speed connectivity or a geographically diverse link between the two precincts.

Thomas Lee, AVP, Global Carrier Data, International Business of HGC, said: “Extending our Hong Kong network with the unique TKO Express demonstrates our dedication to strengthening our local network offering. With HGC’s one-stop-shop Hong Kong local loop ordering, monitoring and management, foreign customers will be empowered with faster and easier penetration to Hong Kong and hence the Asian market. We will continue to expand our global connectivity backed by the competitive service level agreements (SLAs), assuring that best-in-class network performance is always on for our customers.”

HGC further provides a direct path to TKO Express to link the data centre hub in Chai Wan with Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate. This ensures continuity of HGC’s telecom services to the technology centre for companies that are requesting high-performance, highly reliable connectivity, and depending heavily on connections to data centres, the Internet and cloud for mission-critical services and real-time transactions with scalable capacity. The new route is 9km shorter than the alternative path and supports latency as low as 20 milliseconds, around 70% lower than on the traditional route.

Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC’s SVP of international business, said: “For service providers and end-users, this means customer-first service, leading-edge technology, and unprecedented reach. HGC continues to explore new opportunities to extend its business portfolio, enabling customers to meet the rising demand for high speed and high capacity connectivity. Going forward, HGC will continue to build on its leading presence in Hong Kong and strengthen its strategic foothold in the global marketplace.”

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