My Broadband — Growing trade between Africa and Asia has prompted talk of a new mega subsea broadband cable along Africa’s eastern coastline, says Hong Kong ICT firm PCCW. Last week, PCCW said it along with Telkom, MTN , Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Telecom Egypt (TE) signed a memorandum of understanding to build Africa-1.
PCCW Global has entered into a long-term collaboration with Keppel Data Centres Holding to co-develop and market an international carrier exchange in Hong Kong. The 1000 square meter facility will be fitted out to Tier III specifications with 2N power redundancy to ensure service availability of up to 99.982%.
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.
SCMP — PCCW, the flagship conglomerate of Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li Tzar-kai, will chase strong initiatives in the telecommunications, media and information-technology services markets in a bid to prosper in the second half of 2015 despite the city’s modest economic climate. “We will continue on our journey to becoming the digital transformation partner of choice for our customers,” PCCW group managing director Bangalore Gangaiah Srinivas said on Thursday.
If it were up to George Fok Yiu-cheung, the managing director at PCCW Solutions, Hong Kong would take to the “cloud” and expand the local economy beyond its traditional financial services, retail and property markets. “I believe there is a future for information technology services here in Hong Kong, one that will provide us with vibrant economic growth. The city needs to evolve and diversify the services it provides,” Fok told the South China Morning Post.