Datacenter Dynamics — Hosting provider RootBSD, which specializes in deployments based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) Unix version, has expanded its cloud service footprint with a new data center in Hong Kong. Root BSD has a presence in over two dozen data centers around the world, and has added this new one in HKNet’s data center at Evergain Plaza, which is marketed as Tier II facility. HKNet is a subsidiary of NTT Com, and runs a carrier-neutral facility with Tier 1 backbone connectivity.
Your Industry News — Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) through Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd, has entered into a long-term collaboration agreement1 with PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider.
Enterprise Innovation — HKT and Huawei have completed what they say is the world’s first Home Subscriber Server (HSS)/Voice over LTE (VoLTE) cutover, paving the way for the full integration of the HKT and CSL mobile core networks. The HSS/VoLTE cutover was the first step of a series of migrations for integrating the two mobile core networks of HKT and CSL into a newly built integrated core network, a strategic move that followed HKT’s acquisition of CSL to unify user experience with a homogenous and simplified service set.
Enterprise Innovation — HKT and Huawei have demonstrated the world’s first 4.5G (4.5th generation) 1Gbps (Gigabit per second) mobile network at the Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 in Hong Kong. With a peak download speed of as high as 1.2Gbps, the two partners delivered the fastest network specification in the world.
MIS Asia — Microsoft recently partnered telco HKT to enable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Hong Kong to thrive in the new world of work and be more competitive. According to Microsoft, the new world of work requires businesses, especially SMBs, to be more responsive, embrace mobility and improve security.
Asian telecom operators Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), HKT (Hong Kong), KDDI (Japan), and SK Planet (South Korea) are jointly announcing the formation of the Asia NFC Alliance, with the support of the GSMA, today at MWC 2014. The Alliance aims to extend existing NFC services beyond national borders to further accelerate the adoption of convenient and compatible NFC services worldwide.