Singapore's i-STT will this year invest more than S$200 million (about HK$894 million) in a bid to expand its Web centre infrastructure in the Greater China region. Dorothy Chan, chief operating officer at the Hong Kong arm of the Singapore Government-controlled provider of Internet-infrastructure solutions, said the company would build two Web centres, one in Tsuen Wan and the other in Shanghai. They would help it capture growing business opportunities, she said. Both Web centres are expected to be in operation by the end of this year, and will add more than 100,000 square feet to the company's operations. At present i-STT operates a 10,000 sq ft Web centre in Shau Kei Wan. It will increase its staff from 120 to more than 200 by the end of the year. The Web centres will offer Internet protocol-based virtual private network services operating on multi-protocol label-switching networks which can provide fast and uninterrupted data transmission. The company aims to provide integrated Internet infrastructure and electronic business solutions with hosting capabilities to help global businesses fully exploit the Internet. Ms Chan sees the new facilities as a super hub for North Asia, while the Singapore headquarter will focus on serving South Asian clients. Ms Chan said the potential in Greater China was huge, with room for many operators to create a niche serving a distinctive group of clients. Last year i-STT generated HK$80 million in revenue with its first Web centre. It expects an increase to between HK$400 million and HK$500 million this year with the impetus from the two new centres coming online.