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2019
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