China Telecom's global Internet service offers reaches directly to everywhere in the world on a global IP backbone called CN2 (China Telecom Next Generation Carrier Network, AS4809) with highest resilience, redundancy and low latency. By connecting to CN2, China Telecom provides global telecom operator customers with differentiated Internet transit services of scalable bandwidth, outstanding connectivity, flexible billing options and rich product features.
China Telecom has many subsidiary branches in 31 provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) and in America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East region. On the back of its world’s largest broadband Internet and leading-edge mobile network, the Company is capable of providing cross-region, fully-integrated information services to its global customers in addition to a sound customer service channel system. China Telecom has a vast base of customer resources. By the end of 2013, the number of its broadband Internet access customers exceeded 113 million; mobile customers exceeded 186 million; and fixed-line telephone customers exceeded 162 million.
In December 2013, China Telecom was granted a 4G license by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, which unveiled a new era of 4G service operation in China.
HGC owns an extensive fibre-optic network in Hong Kong and provides world-class telecoms services based on innovative application of the latest technologies and a strong customer-centric service ethic. Coupled with its four cross-border routes integrated with three of mainland China's tier-one telecommunications operators and a world-class international network, HGC provides a comprehensive range of fixed-line telecommunications services locally and overseas.
With world-class data centre facilities, connectivity capability, a sophisticated billing system and the provision of 24x7 technical and hotline support service, HGC is well positioned to capture new cloud computing opportunities and provide leading-edge cloud services and enterprise solutions.
Hong Kong Internet eXchange (HKIX) is an internet exchange point in Hong Kong. The cooperative project is initiated, coordinated and operated by the Information Technology Services Centre of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The aim of the HKIX is to connect the Internet Access Providers (IAPs) in Hong Kong so that intra-Hong Kong traffic can be exchanged locally without routing through the US.
The HKIX1 is located on the Sha Tin campus of Chinese University.
HKIX1b is a planned extension to HKIX1, and will be interconnected with HKIX1 by multiple 100 Gbit/s links. The data center is close to University Station, and is less than 2 km from HKIX1 (fiber distance). The main purpose of establishing HKIX1b is to offer dual-core for high availability and for supporting more port connections.
Hurricane Electric is a global Internet service provider offering IPv4 and IPv6 services, as well as data center in San Jose, California and in Fremont, California, where the company is based.
Hurricane Electric offers an IPv6 tunnel broker service, providing free connectivity to the IPv6 Internet via 6-in-4 IPv6 transition mechanisms. The company also provides an IPv6 certification program to further education and compliance in IPv6 technology. According to Hurricane Electric's statistics, as of January 19, 2015, the company provided 80,487 tunnels spanning 169 countries via the IPv6 tunnel broker and 10,383 individuals have reached the highest level of the IPv6 certification.