Equinix Data Centers in Hong Kong

HK is an important network hub with a dense concentration of enterprises, networks and IT services. Equinix data centers in Hong Kong connect customers into this rich industry ecosystem with a choice of network service providers, providing an ideal location for deploying cloud and IT infrastructure. Our facilities also offer direct connectivity into the region’s leading regional internet exchange point and one of the world’s busiest datacenter hubs, making it easy to interconnect with partners in the metro.

While many governments have adopted national laws on personal data protection, Hong Kong has a separate legislation – the Personal Data Protection Ordinance (PDPO) – which has been in force since 27 May 2018. The PDPO stipulates that all personal data collected must be used solely for the purpose for which it is obtained. The PDPO does include some exemptions, such as for law enforcement or other public interest purposes, and for protecting the health of a data subject or others.

There are a number of MVNOs operating in the country, some focusing on China-Hong Kong products. The cheapest is Three HK who have an introductory SIM card with 3G for HK$ 38 with a credit of HK$ 75 valid for 180 days, which is activated by calling *101*420#. They have a couple of packages with roaming data, including one for US, Canada and Australia for HK$ 68 with 3.6 Mbps at a FUP of 15 GB after which usage will be throttled to 128 kbps. There’s also a prepaid card for mainland China with a yearly package for HK$ 98 with 8 GB in HK and China that is active for 365 days.

SmarTone, formerly PCCW-HKT and One2Free, also have several roaming packages, including a prepaid HK$ 48 starter that doesn’t have any data caps or speed throttling. They also have a HK$ 98 starter that has 8 GB for HK and mainland China that is active for 365 days, but data use in Macau is debited at local rates from the HK$ 98 plan, and their Lite Unlimited Data Package enables tethering but not P2P access. Top-ups are possible online HK$ 50-300 or via vouchers sold in csl. shops, 7-Eleven, Van Go and Circle K kiosks.