Pacific Telecommunications Council

Complete Program


Tuesday 21 January 2014

09.30 – 09.50   

Mapping the Future of Networks and Clouds Inside Equinix

Introduction by:
Stephen Ho, CEO, CITIC Telecom CPC, Hong Kong, SAR China

In our global economy, value is increasingly created in the form of digital services rather than physical products. For example, an iPhone 5s in the U.S. costs $199 with a two-year contract. During that two-year term, the digital applications and services for the 5s could cost thousands—about $1,800 for the voice and data plan alone.

As digital services become bigger drivers of economic value, more and more of that value will be forged and delivered via data centers. Data centers are emerging as hubs for digital business—places where companies come together to create markets, drive operational efficiencies and spur growth. Studying connectivity patterns within data centers can reveal interrelationships between companies, industries and economies. The patterns of connectivity are most revealing inside Equinix because the company operates at a scale that’s unmatched in the data center industry. Equinix’s 95+ data centers on five continents already facilitate 120,000+ interconnections among 4,400+ companies, including 950+ communications networks—many times more than its closest competitor.

In analyzing connectivity trends inside Equinix, powerful patterns emerge-patterns that map the future of both networks and cloud services. What is the next big wave of growth for network service providers? What is the pace and scale of growth compared to past opportunities? Where can NSPs best invest their capex in the coming years?

In this keynote address, Equinix CEO Steve Smith shares growth projections for network and cloud services based on connectivity patterns within his company’s global platform of data centers. He presents Equinix’s privileged perspective on what’s happening between network and cloud providers today—and what’s coming tomorrow.


Stephen Smith, CEO & President, Equinix, USA
Enabling the Future of Networks, Enterprises & Clouds

PTC'14 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Tata Communications

Platinum Sponsors

Bharti Airtel Ciena Ciena Equinix O3b

Gold Sponsors

CITIC Telecom InternationalCITIC Telecom International CPC LimitedCenturyLinkChina TelecomChina Unicom AmericasComcast Wholesale ServicesHutchison Global CommunicationsInfineraLevel 3 CommunicationsPCCW GlobalPacnetShaw BusinessTridentVerizon Global Wholesaletw telecom

Silver Sponsors

CoreSiteDeutsche TelekomIEEEIEEEKTPacific Digital Signs

Bronze Sponsors

ATLANTIC-ACMBiznet NetworksBTDBL TelecomMitsubishi ElectricPaul HastingsRedcomSSLSubOpticTelecom Italia SparkleTelusTransaction Network ServicesVodafone