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PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and NAVER Business Platform (NBP), the leading IT Infrastructure and cloud services provider in South Korea providing a broad spectrum of IT services and public cloud services via the NAVER  CLOUD  PLATFORM,  today  announced  a  bilateral  interconnect  collaboration  to provide South Korean and multi-national enterprises direct, on-demand connections to the NAVER  Business  Platform  with  PCCW  Global’s  Console  Connect  Software-Defined Interconnection) platform.

Console Connect can provide NBP customers with fast, low-latency and secure direct connectivity delivered over PCCW Global’s MPLS network. NBP is South Korea’s leading IT and cloud service provider with global data centers and cloud services in six countries around the world spanning Asia, Europe and the Americas. NBP  is  the  cloud  and  IT  infrastructure  subsidiary  of  NAVER  Corporation  (market capitalization  of  US$16.2B).  NAVER  Corporation  is a  global ICT  that  runs  South  Korea's largest web search engine and manages global mobile services such as LINE Messenger.

Through collaboration and interconnection with Console Connect, NBP customers are now able to provision fast, private, low latency connections on-demand to access their business-critical  applications,  and  can  connect  their  global  customer  networks  in  seconds.  The simple-to-use automation software eliminates the complexity of network configuration and delivers enhanced performance, visibility, monitoring, and security.

Console  Connect  delivers  an  easy  and  affordable  way  to  connect  to  cloud-based applications, partners, IT infrastructure and the world’s major cloud hosting services. The platform spans over 37 countries and interconnects over 120 data centers, leveraging the worldwide PCCW Global MPLS network, which is physically separate to the public Internet and features an uncontended, highly resilient and redundant core network with multiple low-latency paths between countries. To support the growing trend for multi-cloud and hybrid cloud  deployments,  customers  are  also  able  to  use  the  platform  and  PCCW  Global’s network  to  implement  on-demand  connectivity  between  global  data  centers  and  all  other major cloud on-ramp partners, including AWS Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud.

Mr. Michael Glynn, PCCW Global’s Vice President of Digital Automated Innovation, said, “NAVER  Business  Platform  has  an  extensive  portfolio  of  cloud  services  and  a  growing international  business.  We  are  very  excited  to  work  together  to  jointly  deliver  a  superior cloud  networking  experience  on  our  global  SDI platform.  Once  established  on  our ecosystem it will expand NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM not only locally in our multi-presence data centers in Seoul but to over 37 countries on our platform. We are running one of the largest  on-demand,  self-provisioning  software-defined  interconnection  platforms  in  the world and have over 22TB of fiber capacity globally which is a key benefit to any NAVER CLOUD  PLATFORM  customer  that  is  looking  for  low  latency,  resilient,  secure,  instant connections back into the NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM.

Mr. KwangPyo Hong, Head of Global Business, NAVER Business Platform, said, "Console Connect by PCCW Global enables NAVER Business Platform to further upgrade the global business  of  NAVER  CLOUD  PLATFORM.  As  multi-cloud  has  been  gaining  great momentum,  reliable  and  convenient  network  connectivity  with  global  data  centers  is becoming an essential element of cloud services. NAVER Business Platform will continue to expand its service to meet diverse needs of customers from all over the world."

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