Singapore's ICT solutions provider 1-Net and Thailand's managed hosting and data centre services provider TCC Technology (TCCT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Information Highway (UIH), a provider of high speed communications networks in Thailand.
Under the MoU, TCCT and 1-Net will combine their marketing activities to resale each others' data centre via UIH's high speed fibre network and code nodes to connect between Bangkok and Singapore gateways.
The newly launched service will deliver seamless connectivity when transmitting data and content from Thailand to Singapore, and vice versa, according to a joint press release dated 27 November 2014. The press release added that this capability is relevant especially to customers looking to scale up or require disaster recovery services in areas with high security.
The collaboration also represents a cost-effective investment for companies looking to reduce costs while remaining competitive. This is because the partnership enables customers to connect with the Indochina area, which has a large pool of labour, easy access to raw materials and attractive tax incentives for businesses.
"This southern route — which connects Thailand and Singapore, and converges in Hong Kong — has now fulfilled the connectivity ecosystem," said Voradis Vinyaratn, executive director and acting managing director of TCCT. "This route will solidly lead to long-term growth and development both in regional and domestic levels."
To further enable Thai enterprises to expand their business in Asia and worldwide, UIH is also offering other available routes between Thailand and other countries. One example is the point-of-presence (POP) which UIH launched in Hong Kong in the third quarter of this year.
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