- Strategic step strengthens HGC's presence in Greater Mekong Subregion
HONG KONG, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (Stock code: 215), today unveiled its first Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Myanmar, established in co-operation with Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and its representative.
The strategic move is part of HGC's niche market strategy to boost data and voice connectivity between Hong Kong and Myanmar, enabling international carriers and content providers from across Asia and rest of the world to interconnect with Myanmar and other member nations of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
Developing Myanmar as a GMS telecoms hub
Andrew Kwok, HGC President of International and Carrier Business, said: "Establishment of a Myanmar PoP reinforces HGC's presence in the GMS. We were an IP-VPN pioneer in Myanmar back in 2008, and the first foreign telecoms operator to be granted permission to provide data and voice services following liberalisation of the local telecoms market last year. Expansion of data and voice connectivity between Hong Kong and Myanmar underlines our important role in transforming Myanmar into a telecoms hub and meeting demand for international connectivity between the GMS and other locations around the world."
Enhanced network availability, diversity and reliability for data and voice connectivity
HGC is the first international carrier to collaborate with the MPT and its representative in setting up a PoP in Myanmar and provision of a fully-redundant network comprising diverse terrestrial and submarine cable systems for data and voice connectivity between Myanmar and rest of the world. Extending an Internet backbone to Myanmar enables HGC to provide a short and direct path for connections in and out of the country with low latency.
The Myanmar PoP means HGC will provide international private leased circuits (IPLC), IP-VPN services and voice services, characterised by higher network availability, reliability and network diversity. As one of four preferred MPT co-operators establishing official and direct voice interconnection in Myanmar, HGC is able to deliver high-quality call origination and termination services to satisfy rising volumes of voice traffic in the region.
HGC data services come with stringent service level agreements covering round-the-clock technical support, service coverage, network backbone latency and service availability.
About Hutchison Global Communications Limited
Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) owns one of the largest fibre-to-the-building telecommunications networks in Hong Kong. Since establishment in 1995, it has been fully committed to building its own 100% optical-fibre network infrastructure and introducing the most advanced facilities. Coupled with its four cross-border routes integrated with all three of mainland China's tier-one telecommunications operators and world-class international network, HGC provides a comprehensive range of fixed-line telecommunications services locally and overseas. HGC is a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH, Stock Code: 215). HTHKH is a leading integrated telecommunications service operator, offering mobile and fixed-line services to local and international customers.
For more information on HGC, please visit www.hgc.com.hk.
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