HKT to build fiber super highway for HK DCs

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PCCW's HKT has revealed plans to build what it is calling a “fiber super highway” connecting the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate (TKOIE) with the Chai Wan area.

The Ultra Express Link will be a 3km high-capacity, low-latency subsea cable system spanning the Junk Bay. The cable system has a target ready for service date in 2017

HKT group managing director Alex Arena said the system will provide additional diversity in connectivity for the multiple data centers in TKOIE, and serve to position the estate as Asia's data center hub.

“The building of Ultra Express Link demonstrates once again not only our leading position in solid fiber infrastructure in Hong Kong, but also our dedication to build Hong Kong into a regional data center hub,” he said.

“The new cable, together with the existing extensive fiber infrastructure provided by HKT, will allow us to meet the rising demand for high speed and high capacity connectivity from data center operators.”

Arena said HKT is the only operator to provide full fiber coverage in all data centers in Hong Kong with diversity paths in all data centers in TKOIE.

HKT is a quadruple-play operator in Hong Kong serving both consumer and enterprise customers.

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