Following an initial launch in Singapore, ICT service provider and network operator HGC has announced that it is expanding its flagship ultra-low latency solution Eyeball-as-a-Service™ (EaaS) in the Philippines, Southeast Asia’s second-largest country.
HGC’s EaaS is an innovative service that drastically reduces the complexity of expanding networks and brings affordable connectivity through a pioneer aggregator platform. The unique edge offering of EaaS enables real-time high performance and high-density computing, resulting in improved user experiences on any device at any time.
With EaaS, HGC becomes an all-inclusive player to provide agile, reliable network connectivity with ultra-low latency routes for end-users in Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, and, now, the Philippines.
Despite challenges in reaching the Philippines’ more than 7,700 islands, HGC has found a tremendous opportunity in the country’s openness to digitisation. By 2022, internet user penetration is forecast to reach 75.3%, up from just 64% in 2017.
EaaS is an effective and affordable option for OTT service providers, satellite businesses, ISPs, content providers (Live streaming, SVOD), and SaaS companies looking to reach extensive eyeball coverage in the Philippines. Companies can also expand out of the country or globally with the help of EaaS.
To avoid profit-hitting downtime, HGC takes into consideration regional routing and IP-related services to bring on route diversity that not only provisions ultra-low latency but also offers disaster redundancy.
“With the OTT market ramping up competition, enabling personalized and premium user experience and adapting to local social behavior is crucial for businesses to stay ahead of vital marketplaces. HGC unlocks the full value of our full-fledged digital infrastructure for rapid business globalization. The Philippines is one of Southeast Asia’s largest internet opportunities and we are happy to serve customers and partners globally who wish to explore the great prospects in this geography,” said Ravindran Mahalingam, HGC’s Senior Vice President, International Business. Ultimately, HGC’s goal is to provide digital infrastructures with a comprehensive set of capabilities for international players to expand their market and reach 400 million consumers in Southeast Asia.