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Hong Kong Data Center Investment Report 2021-2026 Featuring AirTrunk Operating, CITIC Telcom, Digital Realty, Equinix, GDS, Global Switch, PCCW,& SUNeVision
[June 03, 2021]

Hong Kong Data Center Investment Report 2021-2026 Featuring AirTrunk Operating, CITIC Telcom, Digital Realty, Equinix, GDS, Global Switch, PCCW,& SUNeVision


DUBLIN, June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Hong Kong Data Center Market - Investment Analysis and Growth Opportunities 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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The Hong Kong Data Center Market Will Witness Investments of USD 4 Billion by 2026, Growing at a CAGR of ~2% During 2021-2026

Hong Kong is one of the most advanced data center markets in the APAC market. It includes several unique third-party data center service providers operating data center facilities.

In addition, the country includes several on-premises/dedicated data centers owned by local enterprises. It is witnessing investments in about 6 facilities, which are expected to be operational in the next 2-3 years.

COVID-19 has been a strong enabler for further digitization in the country. A stable economy, high-capacity fiber connectivity with the rest of the world, and the increasing local demand for digitalization of business and consumer environments are driving the growth of the Hong Kong data center market.

Key Highlights of the Report

  • According to Cushman and Wakefield, Hong Kong accounted for 54% of the APAC data center investment in the first half of 2020.
  • The adoption of advanced technology such as artificial intelligence and big data analytics is likely to increase the demand for high-performance all-flash storage arrays.
  • Most data centers are shifting to high-capacity switches such as 100GbE, 200GbE, and 400GbE switches with a high number of ports at the core layer.
  • Diesel generators witness high adoption among data center operators in Hong Kong, with a few opting for Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS) systems.
  • Service operators adopt both water and air-based cooling techniques for cooling purposes.
  • The Hong Kong Government has implemented the Building Energy Efficiency Ordinance (BEEO) and the Fresh Water-Cooling Towers Scheme (FWCT Scheme) to improve energy efficiency among data centers.
  • The implementation of 42U, 45U, 47U, and 48U rack units is likely to increase during the forecast period.
  • The need for specific expertise for installation and commissioning services is growing with increased investments boosting job opportunities.
  • Several data center providers adopt brownfield construction due to the land shortage in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Data Center Market Insights

  • In 2020, 5G was launched in Hong Kong by China Mobile Hong Kong, Hutchinson, and HKT. The 5G deployment has reduced latency, improved speed, and supported IoT devices.
  • Hybrid cloud services are gaining high traction in Hong Kong; hence, enterprises use prvate and public cloud environments to efficiently improve information sharing and manage data.
  • The country has major cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba, and Tencent.
  • The Hong Kong government has deployed IoT sensors to collect real-time data on pollution, energy, and water levels in several cities.
  • In 2020, Microsoft announced the opening of Microsoft 5G IoT Makerspace powered by HKT at Hong Kong Cyberport, enabling the country's startups to explore IoT solutions with HKT's 5G network.
  • Insurance companies in the country use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • In 2020, the Hong Kong government committed over USD 12.5 billion for digital innovation and technology.



Hong Kong Data Center Market Vendor Landscape

The Hong Kong data center market comprises several IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors. Vendors have involved a flurry of infrastructure and construction activities.


Arista Networks, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett, and Packard Enterprise (HPE) are some of the leading IT infrastructure providers. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the data generation significantly increased, thereby driving the investment in the facilities. Vendors are offering innovative solutions to improve efficiency. The market is likely to witness new players who provide DCIM solutions, installation & commissioning services, and physical security services.

IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Fujitsu
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • IBM
  • Inspur
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp

Construction Service Providers

  • Arup
  • Aurecon Group
  • BYME Engineering (HK)
  • Chung Hing Engineers
  • Cundall
  • DSCO Group
  • Faithful+Gould
  • Gammon Construction
  • ISG
  • Studio One Design

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Eaton
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Legrand
  • Rittal
  • Schneider Electric
  • Vertiv

Data Center Investors

  • AirTrunk Operating
  • CITIC Telcom International Holdings
  • Digital Realty
  • Equinix
  • GDS Holdings
  • Global Switch
  • PCCW
  • SUNeVision (iAdvantage)

Report Coverage

Existing vs. Upcoming Data Centers

  • Existing Facilities (Area and Power Capacity)
    • Tsuen Wan
    • Kwai Chung
    • Tseung Kwan O
    • Fo Tan
    • Chai Wan
    • Tai Po
    • Other locations (Kwun Tong, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Wong Chuk Hang, Ap Lei Chau, Fanling)
  • List of Upcoming Facilities (Area and Power Capacity)

Hong Kong Data Center Investment Coverage

Infrastructure Type

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • General Construction

IT Infrastructure

  • Server
  • Storage
  • Network

Electrical Infrastructure

  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches and Switchgears
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure

Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Cooling Systems
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure

Cooling Systems

  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chillers
  • Cooling Towers & Dry Coolers
  • Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units

General Construction

  • Building Development
  • Installation & Commissioning Services
  • Building & Engineering Design
  • Physical Security
  • DCIM

Tier Segments

  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV

Target Audience

  • Datacenter Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Datacenter Construction Contractors
  • Datacenter Infrastructure Providers
  • New Entrants
  • Consultants/Consultancies/Advisory Firms
  • Corporate and Governments Agencies

Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party facilities in Hong Kong

  • Facilities Covered (Existing): 50
  • Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 6
  • Coverage: Over 7 Regions
  • Existing vs. Upcoming (Data Center Area)
  • Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)

Data center colocation market in Hong Kong

  • Retail Colocation Pricing
  • Wholesale Colocation Pricing

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/lk9xp8

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