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Hong Kong’s HKT has announced that it entered a strategic partnership with the city’s property company, New World Development, to boost the digital innovation of its expanding operations in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Their collaboration aims to deliver optimized cloud-based technologies, as well as come up with what it calls “Workplace for Tomorrow” for more reliable communication and partnership between borders.

HKT’s Managing Director of Commercial Group, Tom Chan, said in a statement, “We are glad to form this strategic alliance to assist NWD in its digital transformation journey. Apart from our digital solutions expertise, our wealth of EMS will provide business-oriented technology management on network, cloud and cybersecurity for NWD to facilitate its digital transformation plan for Greater China, especially in the Greater Bay Area. Our EMS aims at providing all services relating to enterprises’ digital transformation, enabling them to focus on the success of their core business.”

HKT boasts its wide digital footprint within Hong Kong, including its multi-cloud adoption and wide array of HKT Enterprise Managed Services, which it said will help the new hybrid and versatile work model to allow for a more effective business growth. These will further enable fast cross-border expansion plans.

According to HKT, this collaboration will transfer at least 10,000 NWD users across different regions to the new platform, which will then build a new hub with more improved communication and collaboration devices.

The “Workplace for Tomorrow” is also seen to provide better solutions for staff mobility, help team collaboration and improve productivity, enabling a more efficient remote work, and automate business operations.

Moreover, this partnership also aims to enhance cross-border connectivity. Among the plans included in this agreement is to present the most updated SD-WAN technology supported by cloud-based capabilities.

The introduction of the SD-WAN technology offers secure and reliable cross-border connectivity, which also safeguards NWD from cybersecurity threats.

NWD will meanwhile continue its collaboration with HKT to delve into the incorporation of the most updated digital innovation and technologies as they aspire to optimize business performances, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

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