SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. (SUNeVision), the number one data centre provider and connectivity hub in Hong Kong, announced that the company has won the tender for a site in Chung Hom Kok, Hong Kong. This site will be used to develop SUNeVision’s second cable landing station at Chung Hom Kok, following its first cable landing station nearby, “HKIS-1”, launched last year.
According to the Lands Department, the tender for a site, Rural Building Lot No. 1219 at Chung Hom Kok, Hong Kong, has been awarded to the highest tenderer, STT Limited (parent company: SUNeVision Holdings Ltd.), on a 30-year land grant at a premium of $427,880,000 (US$54.7 million).
Rural Building Lot No. 1219 (RBL1219) has a site area of about 2,254 square metres and is designated for external telecommunications station purposes. The site was put up for sale by the Lands Department in December 2021. And it was required that the tenderers must be incorporated companies registered under the Companies Ordinance which either are holders of Unified Carrier Licences (UCLs) granted by the Communications Authority (CA) who are authorised to provide cable-based and/or non-cable based external telecommunications services in Hong Kong, or have obtained an approval-in-principle from the CA for the grant of a UCL to provide such telecommunications services in Hong Kong.
Other than SUNeVision, China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) and GB21 (Hong Kong) Limited participated in bidding for the site.
GB21 owns an existing cable landing station at Chung Hom Kok, initially built as cable landing station for C2C cable system. GB21 and the cable landing facilities was acquired by China Mobile International (CMI) in 2018. China Mobile International lands the SJC2 cable system and plans to land other new cables hat the station. China Telecom Global (CTG) has a colocation at the GB21 cable landing station, and lands SJC and ADC cable systems at the station.
SUNeVision launched its first submarine cable landing station in Hong Kong in 2021, HKIS-1, nearby RBL1219 site. The two neighbouring sites will offer path diversity and expansion capacities for upcoming new submarine cable growth.
As the number one data centre provider and connectivity hub in Hong Kong, SUNeVision owns and operates MEGA Campus data centers and colocation facilities, comprising MEGA-i (Chai Wan), MEGA Plus (Tseung Kwan O), MEGA Two (Fotan), ONE (Kwun Tong) and JUMBO (Tsuen Wan). Especially, MEGA-i is the most connected global telco and ISP hub in Hong Kong.
SUNeVision's new cable landing station RBL1219 and HKIS-1 will provide a one-stop-solution to cable owners. SUNeVision's carrier-neutral facilities would be the ideal location for partners who look for connectivity to multiple cables systems and providers.