HKBN Named as Official Network Partner of The Bank of China Hong Kong Tennis Open 2024
(4 January 2024, HONG KONG) The Hong Kong, China Tennis Association (“HKCTA”) and HKBN Group are excited to announce that HKBN has been appointed as the Official Network Partner for the Bank of China Hong Kong Tennis Open 2024 (“BOCHKTO”). HKBN is set to provide high-speed, stable and reliable internet and wireless services for Hong Kong’s first ATP tour-level tournament in over two decades. Fans, watching both locally and worldwide, can enjoy an unparalleled, high-quality experience as they witness all the thrilling action unfold at Victoria Park Tennis Stadium from 31 December 2023 to 7 January 2024.
Michael Cheng, HKCTA President, said, “The return of the Hong Kong Tennis Open, featuring many international top players, signifies Hong Kong’s status as the world’s sports and events hub, as well as international city. We are thrilled to partner with HKBN again as our Official Network Partner. HKBN’s commitment to stable and high speed internet services is crucial in ensuring a seamless experience for the athletes, our tournament team, media and fans throughout the event.”
Martin Ip, HKBN Co-Owner, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Sales Engineering, Enterprise Solutions, said, “BOCHKTO 2024 is a premier global sports event that requires world-class network services. We are looking forward to working with CommScope RUCKUS Networks and leveraging our industry-leading technology expertise to deliver an ultra-fast, seamless and smooth internet experience for the tournament and the countless ATP Tour fans watching from around the world.”
HKBN has joined forces with CommScope RUCKUS Networks (RUCKUS), a leading network equipment provider, to build and deploy a comprehensive network infrastructure for this prestigious event. Leveraging RUCKUS’ cutting-edge high-performance outdoor wireless access points, the venue has been equipped to offer seamless connectivity for thousands of simultaneous device connections with minimal interference, ensuring comprehensive, corner-to-corner network coverage. Complimented with HKBN’s high-speed fibre broadband service, audiences will be able to enjoy smooth and stable internet connectivity. This robust network will enable fans to live streams the event, capture and share exciting moments, and stay connected with loved ones.
In celebration of this world-class sports event, HKBN will give away 10,000 Global SIM Travel Data Cards with 2 days of free travel data included (valid in 14 popular APAC destinations which include China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand) and 1 month of iQIYI Diamond VIP membership.
Photo Caption: As the Official Network Partner for the Bank of China Hong Kong Tennis Open 2024, HKBN will work together with HKCTA and RUCKUS to provide a world-class internet experience. (From left: Wilson Ching, RUCKUS NETWORKS Regional Director, GC (China, HK, Macau and Taiwan); Michael Cheng, Hong Kong, China Tennis Association President; Martin Ip, HKBN Co-Owner, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Sales Engineering, Enterprise Solutions.)