HKT promotes IT connectivity at the Belt and Road Summit2017-09-12 -Hong Kong -Belt and Road Summit
11 September 2017 – Jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the second Belt and Road Summit concluded at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Themed “From Vision to Action,” the summit attracted more than 3,000 government officials and business leaders from some 50 countries and regions.
HKT was present as Hong Kong's top telecommunications service provider and provided attendees from all over the world with IT consultancy as part of an exhibition running in parallel with the summit.
Xie Feng,Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong, told the audience Hong Kong will facilitate the “Belt and Road” initiative. He spoke of the importance of promoting connectivity throughout countries by building an unobstructed information network. HKT's extensive submarine systems, terrestrial cables and backbone networks reach more than 3,000 cities in 150 countries, making the company capable of providing quality network service throughout “Belt and Road”geographies.
19 leading international service providers including PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, announced the landing of the high-capacity Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) cable in Hong Kong. The 25,000 km-long AAE-1 will be the first high-capacity cable system to link all of the major Southeast Asian nations to Africa and Europe via the Middle East, providing robust, reliable, low-latency connectivity to some of the fastest growing and most active global trade routes.
Years of experience in mainland China means HKT can work with partners to provide integrated industry solutions that help enterprises in many industries. The exhibition featured three HKT case studies – the cross-border Haitong Futures project, the Guangdong Efly network facility management project, and the CloudTP international business pilot project. These showed how HKT helps enterprises to go global via its extensive networks and quality services.
The summit gathered close to 40 senior government ministers and business leaders from “Belt and Road” countries to discuss the initiative's latest developments and examine opportunities. It featured project presentations, one-on-one business-matching meetings and an exhibition area showcasing professional services.