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ActivePort collaborates with Console Connect to roll out SD-WAN hybrid solutions globally using Software Defined Interconnection®

August 03, 2021

HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG / SYDNEY – August 3, 2021 – Australian start-up ActivePort is collaborating with Console Connect by PCCW Global to extend the availability of its SD-WAN 2.0 solution to more businesses worldwide using the power of Software Defined Interconnection®.

Through Console Connect’s NNI solution, ActivePort has real-time access to an on- demand global network, enabling more of its enterprise and carrier customers to connect, configure and activate their edge connectivity.

By directly integrating with Console Connect in key metro areas across many countries, ActivePort is able to provide its enterprise customers with a hybrid WAN solution that offers private Layer 2 connections across one of the world’s largest IP networks.

ActivePort’s SD-WAN gateway enables enterprises to connect from the edge directly to Console Connect in selected locations. Using a local API, enterprises can self-provision metro or international connectivity across the automated Console Connect fabric – flexing bandwidth up and down to meet the changing needs of their business.

Through the same API, ActivePort customers can also create a direct, private route from their edge to Console Connect’s growing MeetingPlace ecosystem of UCaaS, SaaS, IX Peering and other NaaS platform partners in over 50 countries. This includes direct and on-demand interconnections to all the world’s largest cloud providers, including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Anexia and more.

Mr. Neil Templeton, Vice President, Digital Innovation Marketing, Console Connect, said, “We are delighted to help ActivePort take its SD-WAN solution to more markets worldwide. Our Software Defined Interconnection® technology enables partners like ActivePort to provision and pay for connectivity across our global network as seamlessly as if it were their own.”

ActivePort’s SD-WAN 2.0 provides access to the latest generation of hardware agnostic SD-WANs for enterprise, telecoms providers and resellers. Businesses can connect, configure and truly activate the edge in minutes, with complete independence from big vendor applications, hardware and proprietary licencing. The solution was developed to be rebranded by customers, and comes with tools that help deploy end-to-end at a market disruptive price point. Powered by ActivePort’s built-in-software orchestration tool, it helps companies control their cloud, networks and systems in one place.

Mr. Karim Nejaim, Managing Director and CEO of ActivePort, said, “We want to help connect the world, and there is no better partner for us globally than Console Connect to do this with. Our goal is to put control back in the hands of our customers, make it simple and challenge the norms of how technology is designed to work. Our SD-WAN does exactly that, and we are proud to collaborate with Console Connect to roll this out globally.”

About Console Connect

Console Connect by PCCW Global is an easy-to-use platform for the Software Defined Interconnection® of businesses, applications and infrastructure. It allows users to self- provision private, high-performance connections between a global ecosystem of enterprise, carrier, cloud, SaaS, IoT, UCaaS, Security-as-a-Service, IX and other Network- as-a-Service partners.

Console Connect is the only digital platform that is underpinned by one of the world’s largest private MPLS networks and a Tier 1 global IP network that is ranked in the top 10 for IPv4 and IPv6 peering, delivering higher levels of network performance, speed and security to meet the digital needs of today’s interconnected businesses.

Accessible from 450+ data centres in 50+ countries worldwide, the platform is integrated with all major hyperscale cloud providers, including AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and more. Through the Console Connect portal or via its API, users can find, purchase and access a broad range of home-grown and third party software solutions. Visit www.consoleconnect.com for more information.

About ActivePort

ActivePort is an Australian company that provides a software-defined networking tool and SD-WAN to help companies facilitate global connectivity. Using ActivePort’s unique software, customers can create network connections, deliver cloud services and manage network security across a range of common services from companies including PCCW, Megaport, Amazon, Microsoft and Cisco.

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