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Gartner collaborates with PCCW Global to deliver connectivity on-demand through Console Connect

14th September 2020November 29th, 2023
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HONG KONG, September 14, 2020, a cloud networking company delivering software-defined infrastructure, has collaborated with PCCW Global to use its Console Connect platform to provide global connectivity services to’s enterprise customers in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Leveraging the power of the Console Connect Software-Defined Interconnection® platform, customers can now directly connect to over 350 data centers in more than 40 countries worldwide, as well as access a growing ecosystem of leading cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Internet of Things (IoT), carrier interconnect and Internet Exchange (IX) providers. This ecosystem includes DE-CIX, Google Cloud, AWS, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, QingCloud, Alibaba, Tencent, NAVER Cloud, Cloudflare and more.

Using Console Connect’s Wholesale NNI solution, now has the ability to extend its network reach and provide on-demand layer 2 connections for its customers between key data centers, partners and service providers on the platform.

Through a single NNI port in Frankfurt, Germany, has directly interconnected to the automated Console Connect fabric, which is underpinned by PCCW Global’s leading IP backbone and one of the largest MPLS networks in the world. By using this private dedicated network that bypasses the public internet, enterprise customers gain an additional layer of security and can experience improved network performance such as lower latency and higher availability of guaranteed throughput.

Mr. Rick Hillson, Co-Founder and CTO,, said, “We see a tremendous opportunity to deliver software-defined networking to enterprises in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Our collaboration with Console Connect enables us to connect them around the world and into the cloud with secure and high-performance networking. The team at Console Connect has been great to work with and is helping us to deliver SDN in unique markets with an optimized end-to-end experience. We are building a world-class platform that is tailored to the changing demands of enterprises. We are delivering the networking they need to succeed.” is in the process of deploying further Console Connect NNI ports in the Middle East, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

Carrier customers such as can create connections between their NNI port and any other port on the Console Connect fabric instantly via the Console Connect online portal or through an open API. is currently utilizing Console Connect’s online portal, with plans to integrate capabilities onto its own portal via open API in Q1 2021.

Mr. Michael Glynn, Vice President of Digital Automated Innovation, PCCW Global, said, “This SDN collaboration ensures can offer more flexibility to its enterprise customers, who can now enjoy the benefits of on-demand global connectivity across key markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Using the Console Connect Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, can extend its global reach while its customers can experience new levels of flexibility, reliability and control. The Console Connect ecosystem is constantly evolving to enable carrier partners and NaaS providers to interconnect to our platform to deliver services on-demand as well as extend their backbone network at the click of a button.”