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Hutchison Global Communications and Cisco Collaborate to Launch WiseNET to Offer High-end Next Generation Network Service

Hong Kong, 22 December 2013 – Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (stock code: 215), today announced a collaboration with Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT, to launch WiseNET. This will be the first next generation network for the Hong Kong public, using the Metro Ethernet Forum Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (MEF CE 2.0) platform. Speedy, highly-secure and reliable service satisfies the most stringent network demands of high-end customers and enhances business effectiveness.

WiseNET's ultra-low latency makes it a top priority among high-end customers

A combination of HGC's advanced optical-fibre network and the Cisco® MEF CE 2.0 certified ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000) makes WiseNET the first local public offering to adopt the highest Metro Ethernet industry standard to provide network service. Cisco ASR 9000 represents an exciting new paradigm in high-end routing. With exceptional scalability, carrier-class reliability and superior flexibility, the ASR 9000 is designed to simplify and enhance the operational and deployment aspects of service-delivery networks. The MEF CE 2.0 certification is designed to expand the Ethernet services, and establish standards in three areas namely Multiple Classes of Services (Multi-CoS), service management and interconnection, to futher ensure the quality of network services. This innovative WiseNET service provides an ultra-fast network with just less than 1ms latency and service availability of 99.98%. As such, it is extremely well-placed to be the ideal top-end network service for data centres and cloud service providers, while enabling financial institutions to extend securities trading networks to all branch offices.

Cloud ready design enables fast service provisioning to end customers by cloud service providers

WiseNET is cloud-ready. This means cloud service providers can offer services to their end customers in a very short space of time simply by connecting their networks to WiseNET. WiseNET also supports voice and data application visibility, enabling customers to analyse the bandwidth utilisation by application types and facilitate more effective use of bandwidth resources. 

In addition, WiseNET uses layer 2 architecture and supports a wide variety of upper-layer applications. Using this intelligent network, customers can establish point-to-point (E-Line), any-to-any (E-LAN) and point-to-multipoint (E-Tree) network architecture simultaneously, thereby enabling customers to enjoy extremely high network flexibility and simplicity. 

Two IT giants collaborate to offer unparalleled network service

Cisco's industry-leading network technologies and Macroview Telecom's provision of systems integration service are crucial to the establishment of the fast, stable and highly-intelligent WiseNET network. HGC's Network Operating Centre provides 24/7 technical support, plus managed and CPE monitoring services to WiseNET customers, ensuring a strong and thorough customer service experience. 

HGC Managing Director Jennifer Tan said: "HGC's optical-fibre backbone network has been providing a high-speed, low-latency network service to customers for some time now. However, we are delighted that we are now collaborating with Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT, to launch the cutting edge WiseNET network. This not only meets the strict network requirements of data centres, cloud service providers and enterprises, enhance customers' business effectiveness, but also consolidates our strengths in providing a more powerful and diverse network service." 

Barbara Chiu, Managing Director, Cisco Hong Kong and Macau said, "HGC, as a forward-looking service provider, has deployed Cisco's MEF CE 2.0 certified ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers in conjunction with its optical backbone network to launch the groundbreaking WiseNET service. The service delivers a high-speed, reliable and highly intelligent network for high-end enterprise customers, as well as data centre and cloud service providers, to address their current and future demands. This not only accelerates the introduction of innovative services, but also solidifies Hong Kong's position as a regional Internet hub."

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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 optical-fibre network infrastructure and introducing 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. For more information on HTHKH, please visit www.hthkh.com

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