PCCW Global and Keppel Data Centres’ brand new International Carrier Exchange (ICX) forges faster interconnects for businesses in Hong Kong
HKT (SEHK: 6823) – April 6, 2017 – PCCW Global and Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd (Keppel Data Centres) have launched the PCCW Global-Keppel International Carrier Exchange (ICX) in the international telecommunications hub of Hong Kong to provide faster interconnects for businesses.
PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, while Keppel Data Centres is a joint venture between Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) and Keppel Land Limited.
The PCCW Global-Keppel ICX is based on robust design requirements and features more than 7,800 square feet of dedicated network facility management space with redundant power configuration.
The ICX is located at the same building of the AAE-1 city Point of Presence (PoP) and connected to the submarine cable landing stations of Hong Kong and other hyper scale data centers via an extensive fiber network supplied by HKT. The optimal and secure global network connectivity meeting point makes it a preferred choice for companies looking to establish network edge PoP.
PCCW Global and Keppel Data Centres entered into the long-term collaboration agreement for the development of the ICX in 2016. The collaboration seeks to utilize the vast submarine cable capacity in the region to provide fast, quality interconnections with Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. Leveraging PCCW Global’s extensive global network connectivity and Keppel Data Centres’ technical expertise and operational track record, the ICX venture aims to address the demand for access performance and network security arising from cloud services, big data, and rich media in business critical applications.
Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer of PCCW Global, said, “We are very pleased to see the exciting ICX opening which highlights our very positive relationship with Keppel T&T. Our customers and carrier partners now have more low-latency Hong Kong Island choice in accessing digital solutions for responding to the increasing cloud adoption in the region.”
Mr. Thomas Pang, Chief Executive Officer of Keppel T&T, said, “The ICX marks Keppel T&T’s first step into the Hong Kong data center market and brings together the best that PCCW Global and Keppel Data Centres have to offer under one roof. Customers in our ICX will enjoy connectivity to the city PoP of the AAE-1 cable as well as the global network of data centres from both companies.”
(From left) Mr. Sunny Yeung, Senior Vice President, Global Services & Operations, PCCW Global, Mr. Frederick Chui, Senior Vice President, Global Data Sales & Presales, PCCW Global, Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global, Mr. Thomas Pang, Chief Executive Officer, Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation, Ms. Tan Lee Kheng, General Manager, Technical Solutions, Keppel Data Centres and Mr. Jonathan Sim, Head, Business Development (North APAC), Keppel Data Centres, at the ICX opening ceremony.
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications.
PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centres in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.
HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sales, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
HKT offers a unique quadruple-play experience in Hong Kong delivering media content on its fixed-line, broadband Internet access and mobile platforms jointly with its parent company, PCCW Limited.
HKT also provides a range of innovative and smart living services beyond connectivity to make the daily lives of customers more convenient, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the go.
For more information, please visit www.hkt.com
About Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd
Keppel Data Centres Holding was formed in January 2011 as a 70-30 joint venture company between Keppel T&T and Keppel Land to consolidate their data centre assets and position the business for further growth. The company currently manages and operates more than 190,000 sq ft of data centre and business continuity and disaster recovery centre space in Singapore. http://www.keppeldatacentres.com
About Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd
Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T), is a subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited, a leading company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST with core businesses in offshore and marine, infrastructure and property.
Keppel T&T is also listed on the Main Board of SGX-ST with logistics and data centre operations in Europe and Asia-Pacific. In Singapore, wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Logistics has more than 40 years of experience in offering customised integrated logistics solutions. It currently also operates logistics facilities with advanced IT infrastructure in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia.
Keppel Data Centres, Keppel T&T's data centre division has a track record of more than a decade in owning, developing and managing high quality carrier-neutral data centre facilities that support mission-critical computer systems. Keppel T&T is also the sponsor of Keppel DC REIT, the first data centre Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed in Asia and on the SGX-ST. Together with assets owned through Keppel DC REIT, Keppel T&T has a global portfolio of 17 data centres located in key data centre hubs across Asia Pacific and Europe. http://www.keppeltt.com.sg
About Keppel Land Limited
Keppel Land, a subsidiary of Keppel Corporation, is recognised for its sterling portfolio of award-winning residential developments and investment-grade commercial properties, as well as high standards of corporate governance and transparency.
The Company is geographically diversified in Asia, with Singapore and China as its core markets, as well as Vietnam and Indonesia as its growth markets.
Keppel Land is Asia's premier home developer, with a pipeline of about 66,000 homes in Singapore and overseas. The Company is also a leading prime office developer in Singapore, contributing to enhancing the city's skyline with landmark developments such as Marina Bay Financial Centre, Ocean Financial Centre and One Raffles Quay. Keppel Land is committed to grow its commercial portfolio in key Asian cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin in China, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Jakarta in Indonesia, Yangon in Myanmar and Manila in the Philippines. http://www.keppelland.com
For more information, please contact:
Kevin Ho (Mr)
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Tel: (65) 6413 6581
Tang Yi Bing (Ms)
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Tel: (65) 6413 6474