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MetroNET

The new generation Metro Ethernet data service.
The new generation Metro Ethernet data service
MetroNET is the new generation Metro Ethernet data service with key advantages:
SUPER LOW LATENCY
Super low latency of less than 1 millisecond and low packet loss of less than 0.1%
HIGH BANDWIDTH
High bandwidth of up to 10Gbps
HIGH-LEVEL SECURITY
High-level security through deployment of advanced MPLS and VLAN technology
DUAL CORE ARCHITECTURE
Dual core architecture delivers full core network resilience
The new generation Metro Ethernet data service
MetroNET is the new generation Metro Ethernet data service with key advantages:
SUPER LOW LATENCY
Super low latency of less than 1 millisecond and low packet loss of less than 0.1%
HIGH BANDWIDTH
High bandwidth of up to 10Gbps
HIGH-LEVEL SECURITY
High-level security through deployment of advanced MPLS and VLAN technology
DUAL CORE ARCHITECTURE
Dual core architecture delivers full core network resilience

Key Applications of MetroNET

Main applications of MetroNET service​

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Key features & benefits

Extremely low latency, jitter and packet loss

  • very low end-to-end latency- less than 1ms3
  • very low end-to-end jitter - less than 500µs4
  • Extremely low packet loss -less than 0.1%

High level of security

  • A trusted network provides a strictly closed user group environment
  • Security is assured by MPLS and VLAN technology
  • Customizable VLAN topology

Specifications

  • Topology: point-to-point; point-to-multipoint; multipoint-to-multipoint
  • Network Layer: layer 2
  • Technology: Ethernet
  • Interfaces: Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supported Bandwidth: 1Mbps to 10Gbps​1 guaranteed bandwidth2

High network availability and resilience

  • Adopt dual core architecture design and fully resilient core network topology
  • Automatic network-level failover thanks to MPLS technology
  • A choice of service packages ranging from standard, dual home and dual port to meet different resilience requirement. For last-mile resilience to clients’ premises, clients can subscribe for dual-home and dual-port service

Dual core architecture delivers full core network resilience​

* The diagram above is for illustrative purpose only.​

​Network simplicity

  • Supports point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and any-to-any network topologies
  • A Layer 2 network service, transparent to different upper layer applications

High flexibility and scalability

  • Highly scalable bandwidth from 1Mbps to 10 Gbps1
  • Supports easy expansion and enables flexible bandwidth upgrade within the subscribed port limit or easy addition of sites5
  • Can be customized to meet individual needs (e.g., VLAN transparency, Jumbo Frames, etc)

​Special features available to meet specific needs

  • Jumbo frames –to meet customized application needs
  • VLAN Transparency – support any-to-any network topology
  • Network Quality of Service – to enable prioritization of time sensitive application traffic such as voice and real time video conferencing
  • VLAN based E-pipe

Point-to-point MetroNET E-Line service - More flexibility

A bunch of special features are available for point-to-point MetroNET E-line service for further flexibility, including:

Features Benefits
Huge number of MAC addresses Support huge number of MAC addresses for maximum flexibility.
Link loss carry forward To enable alert on the other end whenever one end of connectivity is in outage.
Broadcasting traffic allowance Allow connectivity to be used for broadcasting traffic purpose up to the subscribed bandwidth.
Jumbo frames To meet customized application needs
VLAN Transparency Support any-to-any network topology

Service Packages

MetroNET services are available in different bandwidth choices and service packages to meet different resilience requirement, including:

  1. Standard package
  2. Dual-home package
  3. Dual-port package

Bandwidth2 options

Bandwidth range Step size Bandwidth range Step size
<20Mbps ​1Mbps per step ​500 - 1,000Mbps 20Mbps per step
20 - 50Mbps ​2Mbps per step 1,000 - 2,000Mbps 100Mbps per step
50 - 100Mbps 5Mbps per step​ 2,000 - 10,000Mbps​ 500Mbps per step
100 - 500Mbps 10Mbps per step
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HONG KONG EXCHANGES & CLEARING LIMITED
Accredits HGC as one of its SDNet/2 network service vendor
HGC is trusted by clients from a spectrum of industries
BANKING AND FINANCE
90% of the top-10 investment banks in the world
HONG KONG GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS
86% of Hong Kong government departments
HONG KONG EXCHANGES & CLEARING LIMITED
Accredits HGC as one of its SDNet/2 network service vendor
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​Remarks:

  1. 10Gbps is applicable to Point-to-Multipoint only for clients' remote end traffic grooming and it is subject to network availability, location and design.
  2. The bandwidth is guaranteed to the committed rate at each network end subscribed by the client.
  3. Less than 1ms based on Gigabit Ethernet at MTU 1500 bytes.
  4. Based on MTU size of 1500 bytes.
  5. Addition of sites is subject to clients' network topology and user requirements and may require interruption of service.
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Why HGC?
HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) owns one of Hong Kong’s largest fibre-to-the-building networks and world-class international infrastructure, as well as five cross-border routes integrated with three mainland China’s tier-one telecoms operators.
INTERNATIONAL NETWORK
Our international footprint reaches across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the US and UK.
HONG KONG-MAINLAND CHINA
Four HGC routes are integrated with all three of mainland China's tier-1 operators in order to help businesses connect offices and factories on both sides of the border.
HONG KONG
HGC owns one of Hong Kong's most extensive optical-fibre backbone networks.
Why Hgc