Global Switch teams with China Telecom Global to launch $640m data centre

13 December 2017 | James Pearce


China Telecom Global and Daily Tech have partnered with Global Switch to launch a new HK$5 billion ($640 million) data centre in Hong Kong.

The new facility will be one of Hong Kong’s largest carrier and cloud neutral multi-customer data centres, according to Global Switch, offering low latency connectivity in a network dense environment.

The data centre will be located in Tseung Kwan O (TKO) Industrial Estate, part of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park development. It will provide 71,000 square metres of space with 100MVA power supply, and will sit adjacent to the TKO cable landing station.

The data centre will deliver a cloud and IT ecosystem for the region, offering access to a variety of products, services and features, including: resilient power and cooling solutions; colocation services, networking services (internet, MPLS, IEPL, CDN and cross-connect services); biometric security, network security services including anti-DDoS; and supporting services.

Deng Xiaofeng, CEO of China Telecom Global, said: “CTG is focused on leading the development of world-class network services to facilitate our customers’ demands for globalisation and digitalisation. 

“We see tremendous business potential in the coming years as more and more people will be connected to the Internet. Leveraging our cooperation partners’ complementary strengths and strategic collaboration, we will continue to provide high-value services to build a brighter future for globalisation and informatisation.”

The data centre is also near the Hong Kong Stock Exchange hosting facility, and will offer customers a hub for growth and a gateway into one of Asia’s most dynamic regions, Global Switch said.

The launch will increase the size of Global Switch’s global portfolio to 320,000 square meters, with stage two of the facility to become operational in 2019.

John Corcoran, CEO of Global Switch, said: “The new data centre will be one of Hong Kong’s largest carrier and cloud neutral facilities and one of the region’s most advanced. Its state-of-the-art carrier and cloud capabilities offer our current and future customers unprecedented opportunities to streamline and grow their businesses.

“Global Switch is honoured and excited to be playing a central role in the continued development of Hong Kong, and its expansion as a core hub for China and the rest of the region in IT infrastructure and cloud computing.”