HGC Enables CU Coding to Commercialize CUHK Research

HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fixed-line operator and ICT service provider with local and international network coverage, services and infrastructure, today announced the provision of one-stop managed telecom and ICT services to CU Coding Ltd. (CUC).

CUC, an active member of the Incu-Tech and Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP) of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), is an independent software vendor (ISV) for network coding technology applications, invented and researched by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), which operates the patented technology nEdge and nCloud solutions. The partnership underlines HGC’s support for start-ups and how it can help them expand their market presence and facilitate growth.

nCloud and nEdge are the platforms-as-a-service (PaaS) in Hong Kong that guarantee data sovereignty and offer the local ISV ecosystem network to enterprises and organizations a full range of intelligent services, innovative and practical applications, and intelligent and large-capacity information channels.

In response to the rising trend of multi-cloud applications across corporates of various scales, the nCloud, a network-coding-based multi-cloud storage system, can enhance data storage security significantly by distributing data among cloud storage providers, thereby lowering operating costs and streamlining access. CUC’s other patented technology, nEdge, can boost 5G communications and Smart City development by connecting internet of things (IoT) endpoints.

HGC’s hosting solution provides a turnkey service for start-up companies to ensure a hassle-free path to commercialization for their products and services. The integrated portfolio covers multi-layer security, Smart IoT service, network connectivity and infrastructure hosting. HGC’s total solution provides the core elements for CUC to launch its technologies to the market successfully. In addition, these abilities have also tightened the cooperation of both companies.

Powered by HGC’s smart server rack and SAIP (Smart AI Portal智物網), CUC can monitor its facilities effectively with AI alert to enhance overall security, which has become the first advance toward a “Zero Trust” security framework. To further advance the facility management policy, an innovative record-and-alert approach is adopted to record and monitor actual operation temperature, and authorized persons will be arranged to conduct an inspection at CUC’s infrastructure when an alarm is received.


Pictured (L toR) Alex Chan, General Manager of Enterprise Market, HGC; Professor Patrick Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, CUHK; Aldous Ng, Co-founder and CEO of CUC; Chris Chow, Head of Product and Project Solution of HGC; Cecilia Wong, Executive Vice President, Product & Innovation of HGC