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HKBN goes next-gen with Juniper

Carol Ko | Aug. 3, 2009
The broadband service provider is seeing to its high scalability and stability for international network peering.

HONG KONG, JULY 31, 2009 Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) announced that it was deploying Juniper Networks' M Series multiservice edge routers to support the continued expansion of its international network connectivity.

The wholly owned subsidiary of City Telecom (Hong Kong), HKBN, has installed the new multiservice edge routers at peering points for load-balancing and redundancy. This allows for the rapid deployment of new services while minimising the total cost of ownership.

HKBN provides residential and corporate fixed telecommunications networks and international telecommunications services in Hong Kong. It provides broadband Internet access speeds of up to one Gbps, telephony, IPTV (Internet Protocol Television), corporate and mobile data services with its self-built Metro Ethernet IP network. Juniper Networks is a US-based networking solutions provider.

Our goal is to become Hong Kong's largest next-generation service provider by 2016, which we aim to achieve by offering superior service both in terms of infrastructure and customer focus. We pioneered fiber-to-the-home services in Hong Kong and we've matched that with aggressive expansion of our international network connectivity to ensure a great end-to-end experience for our broadband customers, said Ivan Tam, CTO of HKBN.

HKBN already has more than 350,000 FTTX broadband customers in Hong Kong, giving it the second largest market share in the territory. It aims to extend its network coverage to 90 per cent of Hong Kong households by the end of 2012. HKBN's core service is a market-leading symmetric 100Mbps unlimited broadband access for the residential market priced at US$34 a month.

Since 2007, HKBN has increased its international bandwidth by more than 60 per cent and continues to build capacity to meet with customers' Internet upload and download demands.


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