Hutchison Global Communications has launched the first Ethernet service in Hong Kong to connect Beijing and Guangdong Province, providing highly cost-effective and flexible multipoint-to-multipoint Metro Ethernet connectivity for enterprises of all sizes in these three places.

HGC partners with China Telecom to offer this service connecting Hong Kong with Beijing and Guangdong Province, which adopts an Inter-Autonomous System and is built on Virtual Private LAN service (VPLS).

Riding on an extremely scalable Internet Protocol (IP)/ Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, its service quality is considerably enhanced.

Ethernet, which replaces cross-area Wide Area Network (WAN) with a Local Area Network (LAN) to LAN network architecture, provides stable and easy-to-operate network services of low operating costs. In recent years, there has been a growing interest among enterprises in Ethernet as a telecom interface.

Demand for cross-border communication services between enterprises in the Mainland and Hong Kong is on the rise following the accession of China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the implementation of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA).

In light of this, HGC launched this new product which will help enterprises to run their businesses more smoothly and offer quality services to their customers. To multinational and cross-border large enterprises, this Ethernet service allows them to choose the bandwidth as needed at a transmission speed from 2M to 45M or even higher. The company says this is the most cost-effective way to realise seamless cross-geographic area network connectivity.

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