BANKING, FINANCIAL SERVICES AND INSURANCE

AlipayHK Delivers Swift QR Code-based Payments at Hong Kong's Railway System Powered by Scalable IT Infrastructure

Company profile

The AlipayHK electronic wallet is operated by Alipay Financial Services (HK) Limited and regulated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Features of the AlipayHK electronic wallet include cross-border payment, P2P transfer, Lucky Money, blockchain remittance, bill payment, Quick Reward Coupon eShop, Taobao and TMall payments, purchase of insurance products offered by third parties, e-coupons, making Hong Kong residents’ lives more convenient by integrating mobile payment into daily lives.

Challenges

As the leading mobile payment service provider, AlipayHK planned to provide new QR code payment system at the station ticket gates. The new mobile payment system requires a robust IT platform with scalable architecture and reliable performance to support high volume of transactions. Alipay was looking for a trusted partner to provide overall IT infrastructure, with good understanding of user requirements and systems constraints, while ensuring seamless integration between new and existing systems.

Solutions

PCCW Solutions was entrusted by AlipayHK to provide end-to-end IT infrastructure, system architecture design and maintenance services. PCCW Solutions worked with multiple vendors and stakeholders to design and build modern IT infrastructure supporting the front-end and back-end systems, and provision of the IT components. PCCW Solutions also used Kubernetes to deploy the cloud-native infrastructure in addressing the immediate requirements and future business needs.

Value created

PCCW Solutions ensures the new payment system on the robust IT platform has been seamlessly deployed, with exquisite system design to enable transactions to be completed swiftly. The highly scalable and resilient IT infrastructure is expected to support millions of transactions per day. The QR code-based payments provide new payment option, scan-and-go experience and greater convenience to passengers, driving smart mobility across Hong Kong.

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