HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully fledged ICT service provider and network operator with global coverage, launched Eyeball-as-a-Service (EaaS) in Singapore. This new iteration of an as-a-service solution is designed to help Over-The-Top (OTT) operators, content providers and e-commerce companies expand their footprints across wide landmasses at high-speed, low latency and meet best-in-class service level agreements (SLA) for the applications demand fueled by 5G edge computing.
With continuous expansion of interactive OTT players such as virtual commerce, media content providers, internet businesses, AI & IoT technology solution providers, application developers, gaming companies and eSports the demand for high-quality and easily accessible network reach has never been greater.
HGC’s EaaS ready-to-go platform assists Tier 1 and Tier 2 OTTs penetration in the South East Asia region. EaaS reduces time-to-market from months to weeks, with HGC’s one-stop direct peering connection to major ISPs, regional MNOs, local internet exchanges and commercial/residential broadband providers in Asia’s key metro areas.
The HGC EaaS service facilitates OTTs to reach nearly 100 percent of internet eyeballs in Singapore. Riding on the company’s IP transit network, HGC delivers a least-hop, optimized, direct local connections from OTTs’ edge servers to end-users with ultra-low latency that improves users’ quality of experience.
The EaaS service enables OTTs to overcome complex technical and commercial arrangements, to enhance efficiency when expanding into fast-developing markets. Such high-quality connection is suitable for general business applications and ideal for time-sensitive and location-aware use cases including eHealth, commercial or industrial automation and gaming.
“Given the current market climate, we understand that OTTs want simplicity, flexibility, customization and ultra-high performance,” said Dennis Chan, AVP – OTT, International Business, at HGC. “The Eyeball-as-a-Service hub is unique in its nature where it not only dramatically reduces the complexity of expanding networks but also brings with it its affordable connectivity and a pioneering aggregator platform.
“The diversified EaaS is designed to serve not only Asian companies but also others across the globe, mainly European and North American OTTs who will expand in the region; while at the same time, HGC supports business’ globalization with our international connectivity,” Chan continiuted. “Hong Kong and Singapore are our international connectivity hubs in Asia, and we will be aggressively expanding in South East Asia, with the next EaaS hub to be added in more Asian countries in near future.”
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