SUNeVision wins tender to develop second Hong Kong station
SUNeVision has announced the company has won the tender for a site in Chung Hom Kok, which it will use to develop a second landing station for international submarine cables.
The announcement comes after SUNeVision launched its first landing station, HKIS-1, last year, and the company says the addition of cable landing stations to its data center portfolio will reinforce its position in the industry.
The data center provider says that global data traffic continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, estimated to reach 4.8ZB per year by 2022.
It says Asia in particular has experienced extremely high demand growth in international bandwidth, growing at a compound annual growth rate of more than 40% between 2017 and 2021.
Additionally, international subsea cables currently drive 99% of the intercontinental traffic, functioning as an integral backbone for global connectivity, and cable landing stations serve as an essential infrastructure linking each of the cities along which the cable systems route.
SUNeVision notes that Hong Kong is one of the most important regional data transit hubs and international gateways to and from mainland China.
Furthermore, the region has continued to have high rankings globally by data capacity due to its geographic advantages and well-established global network interconnection infrastructure.
SUNeVision says 9 out of 11 City PoPs of international submarine cables landed in Hong Kong are currently located in the company's MEGA-i.
Providers of telecommunications, cloud, ISP, and CDN services interconnect in MEGA Campus' colocation facilities, forming a network of around 15,000 interconnections.
The company adds that the addition of the cable landing stations will provide a one-stop solution to cable owners and users alike.
The tender site refers to Rural Building Lot No. 1219, a plot of land at Chung Hom Kok, Hong Kong. It has a site area of about 2,254 square meters and is on a 30-year land grant.
HKIS-1, launched in 2021 and located nearby, is of a similar scale. Both sites will offer path diversity and expansion capacities for upcoming new submarine cable growth.
"Hong Kong is an international business and ICT hub in Asia given its strategic location and business environment," SUNeVision CEO Raymond Tong says.
"As demand for connectivity continues to grow globally due to skyrocketing data usage, the data center outlook in Hong Kong is optimistic.
"Our investment in new site demonstrates that we are positive and confident about Hong Kong's outlook in [the] long term.
"Our expansion from data center provider to owning cable landing stations would further strengthen our one-stop-shop connectivity for data businesses in Hong Kong, mainland China and the rest of the world."
SUNeVision is the largest data center provider in Hong Kong. The company provides carrier and cloud-neutral data center services and connects providers of telecommunications, cloud, ISP, CDN, and OTT from local, mainland China and global with enterprises of different businesses on its data center ecosystem.
SUNeVision forms MEGA Campus by extending the connectivity edge from highly connected MEGA-i to other high-tier data centers, including MEGA Gateway, MEGA IDC, MEGA Plus and MEGA Two.