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2019
Aug

HGC completes acquisition of Macroview

May

New HGC is awarded its first Caring Company Award from the Caring Company Scheme

2018
Sep

HGC achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Jul

HGC awarded Best International Wholesale Carrier Honour in Telecom Asia Awards 2018

May

HGC and China Telecom cooperate for the First Carrier-to-carrier Interconnection

Mar

HGC among the first fixed-line operators to launch WeChat Pay HK service

2017
Dec

Renames as HGC Global Communications with new corporate identity

Oct

Announces the completion of the shareholding transfer of HGC and its group of subsidiaries from HTHKH to I Squared Capital

Mar

The largest commercial Wi-Fi operator in Hong Kong with 25,000+ hotspots

2016
Feb

The largest scale commercial Wi-Fi operator in Hong Kong with over 17,000 “HGC On Air” hotspots

Jan

Launches Big Data Exchange (BDX) platform to cope with big data trends

2015
Jan

Launches HGC Retail Cloud Solutions

2014
Dec

Becomes first data centre in the Hong Kong and mainland China region to attain ISO 50001 energy management standard presented by SGS Hong Kong

Nov

Becomes Hong Kong’s largest-scale Wi-Fi service provider following expansion of “HGC On Air” hotspot network to 16,000+

2013
Nov

Wins "The Executive of the Year – Company Leadership Award" and "Project of the Year runner-up honours" in Capacity Global Carrier Awards 2013

Jul

Launches enterprizCloud and bizCloud service

May

Deploys a 100G optical backbone network

May

Establishes Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Myanmar

2012
Sep

Grants permission to provide international data and voice services in Myanmar

Feb

Launch of World-Class internet peering platform "AMS-IX Hong Kong"

2011
Dec

Appoints as an accredited SDNet/2 vendor to serve Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Dec

Launches "HGC EduCloud Service", the first integrated cloud platform for Hong Kong's education sector

2010
Aug

Launches 1000M Fibre-to-the-Home high speed residential broadband service

2008
Aug

The first and only operator in Hong Kong to install fibre optic cable system in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor

2007
May

Offers International Bandwidth plus internet upstream services to Vietnam Data Communication Company

2005
Apr

Launches the "IDD 0088 unlimited plan", taking the lead in town to completely break away from the per-minute and per-market basis IDD charging traditions

Feb

Being one of the first operators in Hong Kong to introduce 100Mbps symmetrical residential broadband service

2004
Mar

Jointly establishes the world's first inter-Autonomous System ("AS") international Ethernet network with South Korea KT Corporation

Feb

The first FTNS operator in Hong Kong to complete a Mainland - Hong Kong network interconnection with China Netcom International Corporation Ltd with a 10Gbit/s capacity

2003
Dec

Length of ducting extends to 4,000 kilometres and that of core fibre optical cable to 700,000 kilometres, a length that can go around the earth 17.5 times

Dec

Number of homepass reached 1,000,000 and gained direct access to over 4,000 buildings

Apr

Introduces "International ISDN" service

2002
Dec

The first overseas carrier to reach a capacity agreement with China Telecom Corporation to increase the interconnection capacity by 10Gbit/s

2001
May

Introduces "Business Broadband" service

Mar

Unveils "School Fibre Broadband" service

Jan

Launches "International Private Leased Circuit" service

Jan

Introduces "HGC MetroNET" service

2000
Oct

First new FTNS operator in Hong Kong to inaugurate the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong SDH Ring with China Telecom Corporation

Aug

First service provider to introduce 10Mbps symmetrical high speed broadband service for residential customers

1999
Jan

International Simple Resale licence awarded by the Government

1998
Dec

Lays over 700 kilometres of ducting, gains direct access to over 1,000 buildings

Apr

Launches "ISDN" service

1995
Jun

The Fixed Telecommunications Network Services licence awarded by the Government