By Nicky Cappella, The Stack

July 6, 2017

China Telecom has announced the expansion of its data center footprint in Hong Kong, as well as the addition of three new point-of-presence (PoP) sites in North America.

The company has increased capacity at the Shatin data center, opened in April 2017, by building an additional floor on the existing facility. It will further expand its presence in the Hong Kong data center market by taking on responsibility for building, operating and managing two colocation facilities at the Global Switch Tseung Kwan O data center campus.

The Tseung Kwan O data center also offers connectivity to three submarine cables. The Asia-Pacific Gateway, Asia Submarine Cable Express and the East Asia Crossing lines will all terminate in the Tseung Kwan O cable station, located adjacent to the data center campus.

The expansion of China Telecom’s data center footprint in Hong Kong follows the cooperation agreement signed in April between China Telecom, Global Switch, and Daily-Tech. The cooperation agreement, among other things, allows China Telecom to access Global Switch’s data centers located outside of mainland China.

China Telecom also announced that it would add three new point-of-presence locations in North America, in Hillsboro, Oregon, Aurora, Illinois, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The addition of three new North American POPs is intended to strengthen the company’s network in North America, and to reduce latency, and speed content delivery and data transmission for customers in North America.

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