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PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, has established on-demand, direct and automated connections to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect. PCCW Global’s Console Connect provides on-demand, private connectivity to Alibaba Cloud enterprise customers via PCCW Global’s global network, which spans more than 150 countries around the world.

PCCW Global’s collaboration with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, allows enterprises to scale their cloud connectivity and facilitates rapid provisioning of capacity on-demand via the Console Connect platform with direct access to their business-critical applications, connecting any and all endpoints across the customers’ networks. The platform is easy-to-use yet driven through sophisticated automation software that eliminates the complexities of network configuration. PCCW Global’s Console Connect platform enables enhanced performance, visibility, monitoring, and security, while providing additional reach for Alibaba Cloud customers.

Paul Gampe, Chief Technology Officer of PCCW Global, said, “By connecting the Alibaba Cloud platform to Console Connect at multiple points around the world, we have enabled businesses to rapidly establish secure high-performance direct connections to business-critical applications hosted in the cloud. The agility and performance benefits of Alibaba Cloud Express Connect integrate perfectly with the superior cloud networking experience offered by Console Connect.”

From a single global account, customers can reduce latency and deploy globally within Alibaba Cloud’s network by leveraging PCCW Global’s Console Connect. Connecting locally via Console Connect provides Alibaba Cloud customers with fast and consistent network performance.

Leo Liu, General Manager for Alibaba Cloud Hong Kong, Macau and Korea, said, “Alibaba Cloud Express Connect gives customers even more connectivity choices for hybrid environments. Together with PCCW Global, we are making it easier for customers to accelerate their digital transformation process and with the Alibaba Cloud Express Connect, we can enable rapid provisioning of capacity to Alibaba Cloud as a result of our integration with Console Connect.”