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Tencent Expands Internationally with Equinix

China’s leading content provider enhances and extends delivery of services via Platform Equinix in Hong Kong

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) announced that Tencent, China’s leading content provider, has deployed in Equinix’s Hong Kong data center, with plans for future expansion in additional markets globally.  The deployment will enable Tencent to expand the availability of its Internet services internationally while delivering high-performance services and applications to its users globally.

Tencent is one of China’s largest and most widely used Internet service portals, delivering leading Internet platforms such as QQ, WeChat, qq.com, Qzone and Tenpay. WeChat, an instant messaging app, is the latest service to have been made available by the company and has just surpassed over 100 million users outside of China in August 2013.  Through the deployment in Equinix’s International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Hong Kong, Tencent has access to Equinix’s carrier-dense ecosystem of more than 950 network providers globally, giving the company the freedom to choose the best provider to fit its needs and expand services outside of China rapidly and cost effectively. Access to multiple networks, as well as the ability to peer with members of the Equinix Internet Exchange (EIE), means Tencent can optimize transit routes to achieve lower latency and deliver improved application performance to end users.

About Equinix:  Equinix, Inc. connects more than 4,400 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.

Source:  Equinix Press Release

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