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PCCW Global launches service to connect MPLS networks to Microsoft Azure

02 Nov 2017

PCCW Global has launched the Online Cloud Connect service providing connectivity to Microsoft Azure.

This is a Network-as-a-Service product that extends a customer’s MPLS network service to both Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365, benefitting them by providing a service which is insulated from the public Internet with improved and predictable performance and vastly reduced latency.

The Online Cloud Connect service leverages the capabilities of PCCW Global's Software Defined Network (SDN) and is an evolution beyond traditional and existing cloud connect services in the market.

Enterprises and institutions gain flexibility, scalability, reliable performance and control over their connectivity to the cloud to fit their requirements at any given time.

Jordick Wong, PCCW global product and vendor management senior vice president says, “Through an intuitive, easy to manage online service portal, our MPLS customers can now establish their own private connection to Microsoft Azure easily and conveniently.

“The service portal offers online ordering and automatic provisioning together with flexible subscription packages starting from as little as a one-hour time slot. Customers can subscribe to the bandwidth they require from a range of 50 to 1000 Mbps at the point of demand and pay as they go without any human interaction being required.”

The Online Cloud Connect service is in the process of further extending its online ordering and automatic provisioning capabilities to include other major public cloud service providers.

PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, a Hong Kong telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Ltd.

Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications.

PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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