February 29, 2024

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Telecom Aid Commercialisation of CUHK Research

Image Credits: HKSTP, Press Release

A fully-fledged fixed-line operator and ICT service provider in Hong Kong with extensive local and international network coverage, services and infrastructure, recently announced the provision of one-stop managed telecom and ICT services to CU Coding Ltd. (CUC).

CUC, an active member of the Incu-Tech and Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP) of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) for Network Coding Technology applications.

CUC operates the patented technology nEdge and nCloud solutions, invented and researched by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The new partnership underlines HGC’s support for start-ups and how it can help them expand their market presence and facilitate growth.

In response to the rising trend of multi-cloud applications across corporates of various scales, the nCloud, a network-coding-based multi-cloud storage system, can significantly enhance data storage security by distributing data among cloud storage providers, thereby lowering operating costs and streamlining access. CUC’s other patented technology, nEdge, can boost 5G communications and Smart City development by connecting Internet of Things (IoT) end-points.

To launch the technologies in the market, CUC has received an integrated solution from HGC to advance its platform, including multi-layer security, Smart IoT service, network connectivity and infrastructure hosting.

Powered by the telecom’s Smart Server Rack and Smart AI Portal (SAIP), CUC can effectively monitor its facilities with AI alert to enhance overall security, which has become the first advance toward a “Zero Trust” security framework.

To further advance the facility management policy, an innovative record-and-alert approach is adopted to record and monitor actual operation temperature, and authorized persons will be arranged to conduct an inspection at CUC’s infrastructure when an alarm is received.

The Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, CUHK, and also the founder of nCloud and nEdge solutions, said, “nEdge and nCloud are deeptech in nature. Deeptech is defined as a scientific breakthrough or significant advancement which has far-reaching implications across sectors and can potentially change human life for the better.

We have conducted applied research on large-scale storage and networked systems, including distributed systems across edge and cloud computing. Our effort ensures that nEdge and nCloud can achieve their guarantees of performance, scalability, dependability, and generality.”

The Co-founder and CEO of CUC stated that the successful landing of nEdge and nCloud in the market is from the teamwork of CUC and HGC. nEdge and nCloud are the best examples of deeptech commercialisation by collaboration between industry and universities in Hong Kong.

The process of commercialisation entails, an understanding of the markets in general, identifying potential users and targeting as many people as possible who will benefit from these breakthrough technologies.

The Head of Product and Project Solution of the telecom noted that the company aims to transform IoT from the traditional Internet of Things for monitoring into Intelligence of Things, emphasising operational efficiency.

The General Manager of Enterprise Market of the telecom stated that the tech company aims to support SMEs and is energising different business partners, in particular, start-up partners to capture growth opportunities in a dynamic business environment and maximize business efficiency and ROI by fully utilizing their product’s competitive edges so that they are able to get to market in a faster and smarter way.

The Director of Incubation and Acceleration Programmes of HKSTP said that data-driven innovation is essential for realising Hong Kong’s smart city vision. He said it is encouraging to see the two companies joining forces to apply deep-tech for the benefit of the data community.

“With our network in the region, we look forward to helping CUC and other start-ups in our ecosystem to tap opportunities in the wider playgrounds of the Greater Bay Area and ASEAN,” he said.

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