HGC launches SDN-powered international marketplace

15 March 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has launched a next-generation international telco-service marketplace, powered by software-defined networking (SDN) technology.

HGC says that it is a cloud-based, data-driven marketplace for dynamic network provisioning, digital solutions integration, and automated service orchestration to redefine customer experience.

The international telco-service marketplace, enabled by HGC’s SDN architecture, will bring international services to a digital marketplace for service orchestration and ordering. It provides customers with agility, end-to-end, zero-touch, on-demand bandwidth, the ability to scale in minutes, real-time usage monitoring and data analytics.

“Continuous collaboration with different service providers and partners will enrich our marketplace and, therefore uplifting our customers’ experience,” said Jacqueline Teo, chief digital officer of HGC.

“HGC’s SDN technology marketplace is a key part of our digital strategy to create customer-centric services which are software-enabled, cloud-based and consumed ‘as-a-service.’ We will continue to expand and enrich our marketplace ecosystem and collaborate with carriers, OTTs and developers to achieve a superior digital experience for our customers!”

HGC continues to enrich the service marketplace by cooperating with carriers, OTT ecosystems and data centre providers through global partnerships. HGC’s APIs enable SDN architectures from different network service providers to interoperate with each other, integrating with their solutions and accelerating the establishment of a robust international marketplace.

Cliff Tam, vice president of global data strategy of HGC’s international business, added: “The new marketplace launch marks an important leap to elevate customer experience with an important, on-demand and intelligent digital service marketplace. HGC can quickly introduce new, innovative and customised solutions enabling speed-to-market and ease of operations for our customers. It is HGC’s strategy to continue expanding SDN services to enable carrier-carrier interoperability to enhance our network provisioning, cloud connectivity and to provide secure and customised data-driven solutions.”

Through the centralised and intelligent platform, customers and partners will be able to elastically manage multiple networks and resources with ease and efficiency, as well as extending business service coverage worldwide, to drive their digital transformation.

In the digital marketplace, HGC’s carrier partners, corporate customers, OTT players and the developer community can access a wide range of service, including:

  • Global connectivity on Ethernet layer to other major carrier hubs, data centre to data centre worldwide (i.e. Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Los Angeles), on a single orchestrated layer.
  • All HGC flagship big data exchange (BDX) data centres will be connected enabling customers to order private cloud services, colocation and other value-added one-stop services.
  • Seamless connection to Global Internet Exchange will be enabled via the SDN infrastructure, starting with AMS-IX Hong Kong, and expanding to Europe and US-based Internet Exchange to meet the needs of Asian ISPs and OTTs.
  • Metro Ethernet available to all major IDCs in Hong Kong.