Pacnet growth in China business and data centre services

Jim Fagan says Pacnet plans to connect its data centres on the mainland with other facilities across Asia. Photo: Nora Tam

When telecommunications carrier Pacnet unveiled a restructuring plan in October last year, its strategy was clear: put more resources to build operations on the mainland and establish data centres.

Monday, 19 August, 2013, 3:40am

EXCLUSIVE: US hacked Pacnet, Asia Pacific fibre-optic network operator, in 2009

Pacnet is one of the largest fibre-optic network operators in the Asia Pacific region. Photo: SCMP

According to information provided by Edward Snowden to the Post, computers owned by Pacnet in Hong Kong were attacked by the US National Security Agency in 2009, but the operation has since been shut down.

23 Jun 2013 - 7:20pm 3 comments

Briefs, December 6, 2012

Apple iTunes gift cards on sale at 7-Eleven

250b yuan in daily trading on HK system

6 Dec 2012 - 3:16am

Pacnet granted new licence to expand on mainland

Pacnet, the operator of Asia's largest privately owned submarine cable network, is extending its operations into several mainland provinces under a new licence from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:25am

Cloudspace2 confirms HK as top data centre

Pacnet, the operator of Asia's largest privately owned submarine cable network, plans to accelerate development of new data centres across the region after yesterday launching a US$44 million facility in Tseung Kwan O.

Chief executive Bill Barney said this new infrastructure, called CloudSpace2, was 'the most advanced data centre to open in Hong Kong in the last 10 years'.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pacnet to launch data centre in December

Pacnet, operator of Asia's largest privately owned submarine cable network, is spending US$44 million to launch its most advanced data centre in Tseung Kwan O in December.

'We are building this capability in Hong Kong to serve Asia's growing appetite for cloud-computing services,' said Bill Barney, Pacnet's chief executive.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Undersea cable repairs delayed by nuclear crisis

International submarine cable operators face continued delays in repairing infrastructure damaged by last month's earthquake and tsunami, as the nuclear threat unfolds in Japan.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Oyster sauce maker Lee Kum Kee may cut staff or wages

Lee Kum Kee, the Hong Kong-based manufacturer of oyster and other Chinese sauces, has warned of possible layoffs or pay cuts amid the slumping economy. The warning comes as the company marks its 120th anniversary this year.

It said it would not rule out any option that might help streamline its operations and sharpen the company's competitiveness.

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Finance director sought for telecoms company

Here's a new opportunity for someone who is flexible, persistent, adaptable and independent, with a good understanding of the telecoms market. If this sounds like you, step forward.

28 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Bid to stop Net cricket test feed

Cricket fans in the city will have no option but to visit a pub or subscribe to a pay-television feed if they want to watch the second test between India and South Africa, which begins tomorrow.

At least that is what the Board of Control for Cricket in India is hoping.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

HKNet in roaming deal

HKNet Co has joined the Global Reach Internet Connection to allow a roaming service for its subscribers, starting in November.

Other partners include AIMNET of the United States, Dream Train Internet from Japan and Internet service providers from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Australia and China.

15 Oct 1996 - 12:00am