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Hong Kong Telecom plans to construct a fiber optic link connecting Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate (TKOIE) and Chai Wan.

Dubbed, '˜Ultra Express Link' the 3km submarine cable is expected to be completed in 2017. Hong Kong Telecom says it will foster the development of TKOIE to become Asia's data center hub.

HKT Group Managing Director, Alex Arena, said: ""The building of Ultra Express Link demonstrates once again not only our leading position in solid fiber infrastructure in Hong Kong, but also our dedication to build Hong Kong into a regional data center hub.

'The new cable, together with the existing extensive fiber infrastructure provided by HKT, will allow us to meet the rising demand for high speed and high capacity connectivity requirement from data center operators.'

Arena claimed that HKT was the only operator to provide full diversity with different options of cable route across Hong Kong. 'We have full fiber coverage in all data centers in Hong Kong, particularly with diversity paths in all data centers in TKOIE,' he said.

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