CSL goes misty eyed over cloud services

15 Mar 2013

Hong Kong cellco CSL sees great opportunities in the cloud segment, with a string of recent launches of its own cloud services driven by 4G LTE mobile service take-up on multiple devices, according to company CEO Phil Mottram, who says that CSL’s LTE network allows it to easily facilitate corporate and consumer customers’ access to data from anywhere on multiple platforms. He added that CSL’s cloud services are designed to form a ‘complete package of care’ for personal/corporate data, and also claimed that they serve as a strong tool of customer retention. In an interview with Telecoms.com, Mottram pointed to three in-house cloud services which CSL has launched in the last few months: ‘MyRoom’, an operating system-agnostic personal cloud service (which CSL claims is the first of its type in Hong Kong); ‘GameBox’, a ‘full 4G cloud-based gaming experience’; and ‘Books on Demand’, a personal cloud-based book service. The CEO said that the proliferation of multiple device usage in and out of the office has driven corporate clients to demand better data security and mobile device management services from CSL, while in the consumer sector, widespread 4G LTE device adoption has driven rapid consumption of mobile data and application usage as part of a ‘multiple device lifestyle’, using multiple operating systems.

Hong Kong, CSL (now part of HKT/PCCW)