HKBN and Microsoft Hong Kong Join Forces to Elevate the Competitiveness of Hong Kong Companies

 |   Rita Ngai

HKBN and Microsoft ceremony

Combining high speed connectivity and world-class cloud services to launch Microsoft’s first voice offering in Hong Kong

February 21, 2019, Hong Kong – HKBN Enterprise Solutions Limited (“HKBN Enterprise Solutions”) and Microsoft Hong Kong Limited (“Microsoft”) are thrilled to launch Microsoft 365 (M365) and Office 365 (O365) enabled voice and video-conferencing solutions in Hong Kong.

These solutions will empower businesses of all sizes to enjoy a complete array of communication options that include e-mail, online chat, telephone call with local desktop numbers and video-conferencing from virtually anywhere, whether at home, the office or whilst traveling, via their devices using one single interface.

Merging HKBN Enterprise Solutions’ high- speed connectivity and function-rich Enterprise SIP Trunk (a direct SIP-to-SIP connection offering a comprehensive array of features) with the embedded Direct Routing capabilities of Microsoft’s cloud-based O365 and M365, these all-new solutions leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and software so that Hong Kong companies can now fully utilise modern workplace technologies to communicate, work and collaborate more efficiently and in a more secured manner.

HKBN Enterprise Solutions customers can now take advantage of this breakthrough solution to enjoy a 100Mbps business broadband service bundled with three licenses of M365 for just HK$928/month. Cognisant that many small and medium sized companies are in need of professional IT support, HKBN Enterprise Solutions will also offer, without any additional cost, on-site activation support to companies subscribed to the solutions[1].

Through adopting these new solutions, businesses can save on capital expenditures by eliminating the upfront costs for voice and video-conferencing equipment. In addition, businesses can also have added peace of mind knowing their companies are being safeguarded by the latest cybersecurity threat protection, security and productivity collaboration tools. M365 provides holistic cybersecurity protections, such as multi-authentication login, which are critical for companies to stay protected in an environment of ever-changing security challenges.

William Yeung, HKBN Co-Owner and Executive Vice-chairman said, “Our cooperation with Microsoft brings an all-new level of convenience, practicality and cost-savings that will redefine and improve communications for Hong Kong’s businesses and their employees. Our goal is to provide business customers with the best possible solutions to help them achieve great success.”

Alain Crozier, Microsoft Greater China Region Chairman and CEO said, “More and more cross-border partnerships are emerging across the Greater Bay Area, providing enormous new opportunities for Hong Kong companies. Our advanced communications and collaboration solutions can empower businesses to capitalize on these opportunities and achieve more. In cooperation with HKBN Enterprise Solutions, we can now deliver holistic business solutions to Hong Kong companies, including our world-class productivity and AI capabilities, through a single, convenient point of contact. And, with HKBN Enterprise Solutions’ strong presence and robust last-mile infrastructure in Hong Kong, we can better provide solutions and services to help Hong Kong companies accelerate their adoption of cloud technologies.”

O365 and M365 are cloud-based monthly subscription services that help businesses work smart. O365 combines best-in-class collaborative apps such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook with powerful cloud services OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams. In addition to O365’s capability, M365 offers a complete, intelligent solution which includes Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers businesses to unleash their creativity while working securely.

For more information about the voice and video-conferencing enabled M365 and O365 solution offers, please contact HKBN Enterprise Solutions at 128 1111 or visit www.hkbnes.net/en/msoffer2019.

HKBN and Microsoft ceremony
(From left to right) Microsoft Hong Kong and Macau General Manager Cally Chan, Microsoft Greater China Region Chairman and CEO Alain Crozier, HKBN Co-Owner and Executive Vice-chairman William Yeung, and HKBN Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer – Enterprise Solutions Billy Yeung celebrate the cooperation between HKBN and Microsoft to pioneer voice and video-conferencing enabled Microsoft 365 and Office 365 solutions in Hong Kong.

 

About HKBN Enterprise Solutions Limited

HKBN Enterprise Solutions Limited is a subsidiary of HKBN Group (“HKBN” or “The Group”). HKBN is Hong Kong’s second largest provider of residential high-speed fibre broadband service and a fast growing enterprise solutions provider. The Group offers a wide range of telecommunications solutions for both the residential and enterprise markets, including broadband and managed Wi-Fi services, voice communication, mobile services, OTT entertainment, data centre services, integrated cloud services, data connectivity and system integration. HKBN owns an extensive fibre network in Hong Kong, which covers over 2.3 million residential homes passed and 2,400 commercial buildings. HKBN embraces “Make our Hong Kong a Better Place to Live” as its Core Purpose, and takes great pride in developing its Talents into a competitive advantage. The Group is managed by Co-Owners (supervisory-and-above-level Talents in the Group) who have invested their own savings to buy the shares of HKBN Ltd (SEHK Stock Code: 1310). HKBN Group is part of HKBN Ltd.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @Microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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[1] Please refer to www.hkbnes.net/en/msoffer2019 for details.