Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is, without question, one of the fastest growing regions in the world in terms of data growth. Recognized as the "gateway to China'', Hong Kong has over 15 submarine cables, including several newly constructed ones such as the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) and the massive 120 Tbps Google/Facebook cable, Pacific Light Wave. The original telecom hub around Chai Wan is now spilling over into the new tech hub of Tsueng Kwan O (TKO), which boasts over 10 fairly new colocation data centers including Global Switch, NTT, China Unicom, China Mobile, Digital Realty/Savvis, HK Colo, Town Gas Telecom, HSBC and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. HK Telecom is the incumbent provider, with Superloop, Hutchison, Wharf T&T, and HK Broadband acting as other major players in the market.

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Market Overview
Market Overview

Hong Kong is a special administrative district within the People’s Republic of China. The territory maintains a separate political and economic system from China, and is a major interconnection hub for digital services. A significant global financial center, Hong Kong has a population of 7.25 million, and an internet literacy rate of 85% (6.07 million million internet users).

Data Center & Telecommunications Economy

The total GDP of Hong Kong is over US $341 and with a contribution of 7% from the digital economy, Hong Kong’s data center industry is thriving. Besides Hong Kong’s data centers, the digital economy includes 4.20 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 19.90 million mobile telephone subscriptions.

Data Center Markets

Hong Kong is a major interconnection point for intercontinental traffic between Asia and America. There are 122 data centers in Hong Kong, the majority of these colocation facilities are located in and around Tsuen Wan. The country’s large carrier-neutral data centers feature rich ecosystems and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure maximum uptime and connectivity to Hong Kong’s 1,086 service providers.

Energy Distribution

Energy is a significant issue for data centers worldwide, and while China has adopted significant green and renewable energy strategies, Hong Kong still relies purely on fossil fuels. This means that there are no significant opportunities to select data centers that operate on green energy in Hong Kong. However, aata center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores in Hong Kong between 1.30 and 1.80, with the average PUE for Hong Kong data centers sitting at 1.62. Hong Kong colocation facilities provide over 303.78 MW of power and the rack power options range from 1.57 kW to 5.40 kW.

Cloudscene Stats on Hong Kong

  • Total number of data centers in Hong Kong: 122
  • Total number of cloud service providers: 1,086
  • Total number of network fabrics: 25
  • Latest Hong Kong data center added: Hong Kong
  • Latest data center service provider added: Orange Business Services
  • Number of certified colocation facilities in Hong Kong: 39
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