PCCW Global and Keppel Data Centres have launched an Internet exchange in Hong Kong to provide faster interconnects for businesses in the region.
PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, the largest telecommunications company in Hong Kong, while Keppel Data Centres is a joint venture between Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) and Keppel Land Limited. Keppel Data Centres has built data centers in Singapore, and operates them through an arrangement with Keppel DC Reit.
The PCCW Global-Keppel International Carrier Exchange (ICX) will use PCCW Global’s global network connectivity and Keppel Data Centres’ technical and operational expertise. The facility offers 7,800 sq ft (725 sq m) of dedicated network facility management space with redundant power configuration, and is in the same building of the Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) point of presence (PoP). It is also connected to the submarine cable landing stations of Hong Kong as well as other data centers via fiber network by HKT, making it an appealing location for companies looking to establish a network PoP.
“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 loud adoption in the region,” said Marc Halbfinger, chief executive officer of PCCW Global.
“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 centers from both companies,” said Thomas Pang, chief executive officer of Keppel T&T.