PCCW and Keppel to open international carrier exchange

18 April 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


PCCW Global has entered into a long-term collaboration agreement with Keppel Data Centres Holding to co-develop an international carrier exchange in Hong Kong by Q4 2016.

The 1,000 square metre facility, which will offer connectivity-related managed services to facilitate interconnects, will be fitted out to Tier III specifications with 2N power redundancy to ensure service availability of up to 99.982%.

“We are pleased to be playing a role in extending Keppel’s facility footprint to Hong Kong, which will reinforce the city’s reputation as one of Asia’s leading technology hubs. Indeed, Keppel T&T has been running high quality facilities supporting mission-critical operations for more than 10 years,” said Marc Halbfinger, PCCW Global's CEO.

The agreement marks Keppel T&T’s first investment into the Hong Kong colocation market. Thomas Pang, CEO of Keppel T&T, added: “The expansion of Keppel’s data centre footprint to Hong Kong is another step towards creating a data centre value ecosystem that goes beyond colocation to providing value-added services and connectivity for our valued clients.”

The international carrier exchange is situated in the same building as the Hong Kong Point of Presence (PoP) for the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) submarine cable and is also served by PCCW Global’s extensive backhaul network, which will link the international carrier exchange to multiple submarine cable landing stations and serve as a gateway to mainland China.

The collaboration leverages the extensive global network connectivity of HKT-owned PCCW Global and marks the expansion of Keppel T&T’s 190,000 square feet data centre footprint to Hong Kong.