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).
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.
Hong Kong is a major interconnection point for intercontinental traffic between Asia and America. There are 116 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 1,061 service providers.
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 1.61. Hong Kong colocation facilities provide over 269.08 MW of power and the rack power options range from 1.57 kW to 5.40 kW.