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HKT drives global expansion of over 30 companies to 107 ASEAN touchpoints

As a prominent technology, media, and telecommunications leader in Hong Kong, HKT has played a pivotal role in expanding the international footprint of over 30 Chinese companies throughout the ASEAN region in 2023. The company has also been instrumental in facilitating the entry of multinational corporations into mainland China, enhancing its reputation as a gateway for businesses entering and exiting the Chinese market.

Throughout the year, Hong Kong has strengthened its ties with ASEAN countries, with regional leaders reaffirming their support for the city’s accession to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). This move highlights Hong Kong’s strategic position as a regional market gateway. Capitalizing on this, HKT has utilized its geographical advantages and expansive network coverage to support the ICT growth of more than 30 mainland businesses across 107 points in the ASEAN area.

Furthermore, HKT has become an integral springboard for both Hong Kong and global companies looking to establish a presence in the mainland Chinese market, particularly within the Greater Bay Area. The automotive sector has shown significant interest due to China’s robust consumer market, coupled with favorable government policies including tax breaks and liberal foreign investment regulations. This is especially true in the new-energy vehicle sector. Companies like Harman and Brusa have taken advantage of HKT’s strategic networking, comprehensive capabilities, and alignment with government policies to seize opportunities through effective digital transformation across borders.

Steve Ng, the Managing Director of HKT’s Commercial Group, states, “HKT is committed to driving the regional development of Hong Kong businesses and MNCs, as well as speeding up the global market expansion of mainland Chinese firms. With the backing of our digital solutions, notably our SD-WAN, SASE, and Enterprise Managed Services (EMS), these companies have enjoyed remarkable achievements. Their success stories serve to confirm HKT’s dedication to pursuing excellence and our capacity to provide outstanding outcomes for our clients.”

HKT’s broad array of forward-thinking digital solutions includes Premium Internet, Wi-Fi, cybersecurity, and cloud services, among others. To ensure comprehensive information security, HKT has implemented SASE value-added services on top of its SD-WAN offerings for customers located from tier-1 to tier-6 cities in mainland China. The company’s EMS, supported by IT experts, assists clients facing challenges due to the shortage of IT professionals. With HKT’s holistic digital solutions, enterprises can not only streamline their operations but also enhance their competitive advantage through innovation.

HKT’s commitment to excellence has been recognized with several awards, such as the “GBA Enterprise Awards 2022” from Hong Kong Business and the “2022 Top-10 SD-WAN & SASE Outstanding Application Awards” from SDNLab. Recognized by the Beijing Municipal Government as a “High and New Technology Enterprise,” HKT continues to maintain its leadership role within the industry by persistently pursuing innovative applications.