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HGC delivers hyperscale connectivity to Hong Kong data centre

20 January 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) said its hyperscale-focused fibre optic network at AirTrunk’s latest hyperscale data centre in Hong Kong is now available.

The Asia-Pacific hyperscale data centre company opened the doors of its HKG1 data centre in December 2020.

AirTrunk’s 20+ MW facility is located near Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong and has a design PUE of 1.35, according to the company.

HGC’s fibre connectivity is said to be available to link the new data centre to others in the city and beyond into APAC, through HGC’s fibre network.

The company revealed that HGC links its home market with the rest of the world and carries traffic between internationally-dispersed geographies.

Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most connected locations and has an active data centre landscape and a large portfolio of submarine cables.

A recent study by Structure Research estimates the Hong Kong data centre market to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14%, reaching $1.7 billion by 2023.

A key driver behind this growth is the ongoing letting of hosting floor to hyperscale companies, especially large public cloud operators, according to the report.

Thomas Lee, AVP, Global Carrier Data, International Business of HGC, said, “We have borne witness to rapid mounting demand for data centre to data centre network connectivity services in Hong Kong.

“The HGC fibre optic grid available at AirTrunk’s state-of-the-art facility is a solid and robust infrastructure.

“It has the ability to be tailored to each client’s needs and has a specially designed SLA for hyperscale companies, including large public cloud companies seeking to expand in the region.

“With state-of-the-art network infrastructure, far-reaching connectivity and software-based capability, HGC is well-positioned to capture widespread market opportunities arising in the digital economy.”