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Telco 3 Hong Kong partners Bitcasa to launch cloud storage for its customers

Zafirah Salim | Oct. 23, 2014
Called 3 Super Cloud, this service offers 3 Hong Kong customers secure cloud storage so they can store, share, and stream their data from any device.

3 Hong Kong, the mobile division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH), announced yesterday the launch of 3 Super Cloud, a multi-platform cloud storage service powered by storage provider Bitcasa.

Offered to 3 Hong Kong customers, this service aims to deliver secure cloud storage so users can store, share and stream their data from any device.

According to their joint media statement, 3 Hong Kong is the world's first operator to use Bitcasa's Turn-key Drive to power 3 Super Cloud. The said Turn-key Drive solution is part of the Bitcasa Cloud Platform, which is specifically designed for device makers, mobile carriers, service providers, independent software vendors and value-added resellers.

This solution significantly reduces the time and resources required to bring branded cloud storage services to market, while allowing partners to own user data and brand experience. It also offers users access to their data anytime and anywhere, privacy, as well as the ability to backup and share their data.

The new 3 Super Cloud storage service provides 3 Hong Kong subscribers with a full-featured cloud storage service including applications for iOS and Android devices, as well as Mac, Windows, and web portal access.

Additionally, the service features Bitcasa's block-level, client-side encryption for advanced data security, as well as smart caching technology and local region storage for enhanced performance.

"Consumers are creating more content than ever before on their mobile devices. But this content is often trapped on their mobile, and it takes time to back up with each change of handset," said Jennifer Tan, Chief Operating Officer of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited.

"We have partnered with Bitcasa to help our customers better manage their digital lives with a secure "3" branded cloud storage service, which was seamlessly integrated as an option in our tariff plans," she added.

3 Hong Kong will offer its subscribers three service tiers: 20GB, 100GB and 1,000GB cloud storage for a monthly fee of HK$28 (S$4.60), HK$48 (S$7.90) and HK$78 (S$12.80) respectively, and these charges will be included as a line item on the monthly bill, said the telco.


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