HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) and Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) have collaborated to boost critical connectivity across emerging markets in the Philippines, providing high standards of connectivity service delivery and quality.
Working together, the two providers will offer faster, safer, and more reliable critical infrastructure benefiting the Philippines’ enterprise users as well as an array of industries including mining, government, banks, financial institutions, schools, health clinics, telemedicine, and remote healthcare which may enter the market for the first time.
With a population exceeding 110 million, the Philippines is rapidly digitizing with a high internet penetration expected to reach 82% by 2022. With this regard, Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC’s SVP, international business, said, “The Philippines is undergoing a tremendous shift as its economy converts to digital, and the need for critical digital infrastructure has never been greater than right now. From enterprises to OTTs providing virtual banking, streaming services, and more, this is a turning point in the facilitating business’ digitalization.”
HGC has been selected as a partner of choice to host Kacific’s IT infrastructure and critical business applications speeding up deployments and upgrades, as well as improving network latency and accelerating times to market-leading standards and upping security systems. Moreover, HGC will provide the international IP routes to Kacific that subsequently will use this to give internet access across remote, internet deprived areas through satellite technology where there is a lack of fiber.
By utilizing HGC’s flagship ultra-low latency Eyeball-as-a-ServiceTM (EaaS) Solution, Kacific will be able to noticeably reduce latency times and further deploy innovation breakthroughs on the ground with a new line of high-performance and cost-effective broadband terminals.
HGC EaaS has been created to take into consideration regional routing and IP-related services, bringing on route diversity that not only achieves ultra-low-latency times of less than 10 milliseconds and a more robust bandwidth but also offers disaster redundancy preventing profit-hitting downtime.
Cyril Annarella, chief operations officer at Kacific, said, “Our focus has always been to work in partnership with major international carriers and with strong local partners to complement our satellite assets and advance the global broadband infrastructure.”
“HGC is highly regarded in Asia and the global markets and is a well-known pioneer in the telecommunication arena. The skills and expertise HGC bring to this project allows us to continuously deliver a world-class service to our markets and make a rapid and lasting difference to the people of Southeast Asia,” Annarella concluded.