HGC connects to AirTrunk’s HK data centre

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HGC Global Communications’ (HGC) optical fibre network has been connected to AirTrunk’s data centre in Hong Kong.

AirTrunk, an expert on ultra-large data centres in the Asia-Pacific region, opened its HKG1 data centre in December 2020, strategically located in Tsuen Wan, a key international network hub in Hong Kong.

AirTrunk transformed an eight-storey industrial building into a world-class super-large data center with a load scale of more than 20 megawatts and a design power usage efficiency (PUE) of up to 1.35 high efficiency to support cloud users in Hong Kong and expand business in wider areas.

HGC’s comprehensive, robust and rapidly expanding optical fibre network will provide seamless connections between the new data centre and data centres in the local and even the Asia-Pacific region. Customers can start and use reliable network services within four to six weeks with specific needs Customers can even activate the relevant connection within the two to three Samsung period.

Relying on comprehensive network coverage and service portfolio, HGC is committed to strengthening the interconnection between its local market and all over the world to realise Netcom’s global.

As a major financial hub and technology centre in Asia, Hong Kong is one of the regions with the most comprehensive network coverage. Its sound data centre environment and large-scale submarine cable system will help Hong Kong continue to be the first choice for deployment by global enterprises.

The Think Tank Research Institute Structure Research estimates that the average annual compound growth rate of the Hong Kong data centre market is 13 per cent to 14 per cent, and its scale will reach US$1.7 billion in 2023.

The key growth driver lies in the super-large companies, especially large public clouds. Operators continue to deploy high-density deployments in Hong Kong.


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