HONG KONG, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hutchison Global Communications (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (SEHK:215, the group), today announced provision of Internet Data Centre (IDC) services -- supported by network resources -- for Tencent (SEHK:700) at HGC's Wong Chuk Hang Data Centre in Hong Kong.
Tencent is a leading provider of comprehensive Internet services in mainland China and has grown into one of the nation's largest and most-used Internet service portals. The company recently launched WeChat, an instant messaging app attracting a fast-growing customer base. According to figures from Tencent, the overseas population of Wechat users has already exceeded 100 million, generating huge traffic flows of data.
As a major telecoms hub in Asia, Hong Kong is commonly chosen by international Internet corporations as a base from which to establish worldwide network connections. In this instance, HGC's world-class data centre is now helping Tencent to handle rapid business development and meet high-volume data transmission needs. This high-end facility is accredited with ISO 27001 information security management certification.
In addition to providing Tencent with world-class data centre facilities, HGC manages the ever-increasing data traffic effectively for the company across a fibre-to-the-building network in Hong Kong, as well as infrastructure overseas, supported by telecoms specialists in the international market. The result is a solid network resource foundation to serve Tencent's expanding footprint and long-term business development.
Andrew Kwok, HGC President of International and Carrier Business, said: "Collaboration between HGC and Tencent started in 2005 and we have been working closely as partners ever since. Over the years, HGC has made every effort to provide Tencent with an excellent diversity of telecoms services -- and today's announcement of IDC service provision marks a new milestone in our relationship."
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SOURCE Hutchison Global Communications Limited