UIH Partners with Regional Data Center Leaders: TCCT and 1-Net to Enable Connectivity across the Countries
Creating a Convergent Indochina Network, Supporting Businesses in the Region
From left to right: 1. Mr. Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director of 1-Net 2. Col. Ruangsub Kovindha, Managing Director of United Information Highway Co., Ltd. (UIH), and 3. Mr. Voradis Vinyaratn, Executive Director and Acting Managing Director of TCC Technology (TCCT) together signed MoU to enable connectivity across the region
Bangkok, Thailand, November 26, 2014 – Two leading regional data center providers: TCC Technology (TCCT), Thailand’s leading carrier neutral data center services provider and 1-Net, a leading infocomm technology solutions provider from Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Information Highway Co., Ltd (UIH), a leader in high speed communications networks. The MoU will enable stable connectivity via UIH’s secured network, which has extensive coverage areas nationwide and is guaranteed with international standards such as The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and Thailand Data Communications Service of the Year for two consecutive years.
TCCT and 1-Net will have joint marketing activities to resale each other’s Data Center via UIH’s high speed fiber network and core nodes to connect between Bangkok and Singapore gateways, providing international voice, data, and other telecommunication businesses. The voice and data traffic can originate or terminate in Thailand or Singapore to support the systems/services running in the data centers of TCCT in Thailand and 1-Net in Singapore.
This newly launched service creates a seamless connectivity transmitting data and content from Thailand to Singapore. This enables customers of 1-Net, TCCT, and UIH to be able to use data center, Cloud, and connectivity services with world-class standards, and is especially relevant for customers looking to scale up or require disaster recovery services in areas with high security.
Understanding the market and business needs, 1-Net, TCCT, and UIH offer data centers fortified with former eastern and new southern routes within the strategic Indochina area, an area connecting North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific with Southern Asia. This Sub-Mekong district area has a large pool of labor, easy access to raw materials and attractive tax incentives for businesses. This MoU represents a cost-effective investment for any company looking to reduce costs and still remain competitive, supported by turnkey IT infrastructure and solutions.
Col. Ruangsub Kovindha, Managing Director, United Information Highway Co., Ltd. (UIH) said, “We are very pleased that UIH is part of this MoU. 1–Net and TCCT are leading data center services providers in Singapore and Thailand. With this borderless southern route connectivity covering Thailand, Singapore, and connected to Hong Kong, this regional collaboration will create beyond–standard services in regional data center and connectivity industry like never before. Apart from connectivity from Thailand to Singapore, UIH is also ready with other available routes connecting between Thailand and other countries in particular the PoP which UIH launched in Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2014, supporting Thai enterprises expanding businesses in the countries within Asia and worldwide and is open for enterprises requiring international connectivity and regional connectivity to partner.”
Mr. Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director of 1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd, shared, “This partnership is key to enabling faster connectivity between Singapore and Thailand. This initiative is in line with the “Data Center Corridor” concept in Singapore’s Infocomm Masterplan. 1-Net has been working closely with TCCT and UIH to expand our network in Indochina to achieve seamless connectivity, to create a data center ecosystem which will benefit our customers with lower latency and cost.”
Mr. Voradis Vinyaratn, Executive Director and Acting Managing Director of TCC Technology (TCCT) expressed his viewpoint on behalf of TCC Technology, “Economically, this new southern connectivity will solidly lead to long – term growth and development both in regional and domestic levels. This is a new phenomenon when the two data centers: one in Thailand provided by TCC technology and the other in Singapore provided by 1-Net strengthened by UIH’s connectivity to connect Thailand and Singapore join force to create a “Regional Satellite Data Center Network” with mirroring redundant sites fortifying enterprises operating and expanding their businesses to Indochina. The new southern route connecting from Thailand southward to Malaysia, Singapore, and converge in Hong Kong has now fulfilled the connectivity ecosystem. In the future TCCT will extend network capacity from Thailand to western and northern parts. This will help highlight TCCT’s position of “Carrier – Neutral Regional Hub”, directly benefiting enterprises, content providers, telcos, and ISPs.”
1-Net is fast transforming itself into Asia’s Data Center of Choice. As a pioneer in broadband development in Singapore, 1-Net currently manages telco-class carrier-neutral Internet Data Centers, along with providing domestic and international connectivity, managed services and media delivery services. 1-Net offers superior stability, secure delivery and service experience through its services. 1-Net is uniquely positioned in Southeast Asia with a comprehensive range of integrated services, using a media-centric approach to bring cutting edge solutions to its customers.
1-Net is a MediaCorp enterprise. MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete rangeof platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media. MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), including online classifieds, Internet TV-on-demand and High Definition TV broadcast. Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.
For more information, please visit www.1-net.com.sg.
About United Information Highway (UIH)
United Information Highway Company Limited (UIH), the largest private network provider in Thailand. Our fiber optics networks provide service covering all Tambols in 77 provinces, connectivity to neighboring countries, and also two PoP (Point of Presence) locations at Singapore and Hong Kong; all of these strengthen UIH’s strategically and geographically important presence in domestic and international communications. UIH provides complete communication solutions to our customers including government agencies, state enterprises, and private organizations in greater Bangkok and nationwide.
About TCC Technology (TCCT)
T.C.C. Technology Co., Ltd. (TCCT) is a member of TCC Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Thailand. TCCT is the first certified SAP Hosting and SAP Cloud Partner in Thailand and also Microsoft certified partner, offering the best-in-class cloud-based solutions and services via the strong collaboration with various global partners. TCCT offers commercial managed hosting and infrastructure solutions designed to meet increasing demands from organization looking to outsource their information technology requirements. TCCT currently operates not only highly secured multiple world-class Enterprise Data Centers in downtown Bangkok and the city’s eastern suburbs, but also manages to cover Industrial and International Data Centers in Asia via its Asia Data Center Alliance (ADCA) network.