HGC brings hyperscale fiber optic network to data center in Hong Kong

Internet service provider HGC Global Communications (HGC) has announced that its hyperscale-focused fiber optic network is now available at AirTrunk’s latest hyperscale data center in Hong Kong.

Also based in Hong Kong, HGC will see its fiber optic network link said data center to not only other data centers in the island, but also to others in the Asia Pacific region.

The data center in question is owned and operated by Sydney data center company AirTrunk. Named HKG1, the facility opened its doors in December 2020 near Tsuen Wan, an important hub for international connectivity in Hong Kong.

“With state-of-the-art network infrastructure, far-reaching connectivity and software-based capability, HGC is well positioned to capture widespread market opportunities arising in the digital economy,” said Thomas Lee, Assistant Vice President of Global Carrier Data, International Business at HGC.

Hong Kong’s data center market to grow bigger

The availability of HGC’s high-speed network to AirTrunk’s data center illustrates Hong Kong’s status as a global financial and technology hub. Cloud and data center consulting firm Structure Research estimates that the Hong Kong data center market will reach a value of $1.7 billion by 2023.