HGC launches a PoP in Bangkok, extending ASEAN network penetration

Recently released PoP serves international carriers and service providers.

HGC Global Communications has launched its third point-of-presence (PoP) in Bangkok, Thailand. This recent investment extends HGC’s meshed international network coverage in ASEAN regions.

The HGC PoP was launched to meet the “growing demand” for connectivity and support rapidly growing traffic patterns in e-commerce across Asian capital markets.

Located at a carrier-neutral data centre, the PoP serves international carriers and service providers, providing direct connectivity options for latency-sensitive customers. This includes customers in the the financial sector, OTT such as gaming and content providers that require diverse high bandwidth transit between Thailand and the rest of the world.
The PoP in Thailand also further extends HGC’s footprint expansion in the densely interconnected ecosystems in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). It will also allow HGC to expand further into Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Bangladesh with existing PoPs.

The Hong-Kong based fixed-line operator and ICT service provider believes Thailand is one of ASEAN’s top performers in the logistics field, playing a major role in the increasingly sophisticated regional supply chain in meeting the rising demand for cross-border logistics services, said Chirawat Mahawat, vice president, Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) at HGC.

To harness the potential of Industry 4.0 in ASEAN across verticals such as logistics, tourism, and manufacturing, and to reinvent business to support digitisation, a strong and agile IT infrastructure is essential for corporations, leading to the need for cutting edge strategy and technologies in connectivity, cloud, and data centres.

HGC’s new PoP in Thailand facilitates data, voice and messaging and the provision of a full and flexible range of reliable network services such as IPLC, IPVPN, GEPL, MPLS and internet service for international carriers, OTT service providers and enterprise customers, enabling them to interconnect with Thailand and the rest of the world.

“The expansion allows HGC to provide low latency and high bandwidth solutions, which serves new demands in the industry, coping with the boost in OTT adoption and high bandwidth consumption,” said Mahawat. “On top of the PoP infrastructure, we have also activated a direct route high-bandwidth backbone to Hong Kong and Singapore.”







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