China Telecom (Americas) Leading The Way on Business Continuity and CSR during COVID-19

WASHINGTONJuly 28, 2020 – Nearly 100 U.S.- China business community leaders tuned in to hear China Telecom (Americas) Corporation (CTA) Vice President Luis Fiallo, and other panelists, share best practices on how to be a responsible corporate citizen during COVID-19. Fiallo said, “As early as in January, we have gauged the severity of the situation and started to take appropriate measures to address the crisis and share lessons learned with U.S. industry peers.”

CTA quickly set up an Emergency Response Team to protect the interests of employees and families. As a result of rapidly adapting its operational procedures and introducing hygiene and social distancing policies to offices across the Americas, the company seamlessly transitioned to remote work, and experienced zero cases of the virus. Fiallo concluded, “Also, understanding the importance of giving back to local communities, CTA donated tens of thousands of units of personal protective equipment, including N95 masks, to hospitals and clinics. Moreover, our employees made personal monetary donations to food banks in cities across America.”

The online panel discussion, organized by CGCC-USA and CGCC-D.C., Monday, titled, “Leadership Story Time: Business Continuity and CSR Best Practices during COVID-19,” was moderated by Ernest & Young Partner Shau Zhang. Along with Mr. Fiallo, the panelists included International Vitamin Corporation (IVC) Senior Vice President Veena Chillar, CRRC Sifang America Vice President Haitao Qu, Bank of China U.S.A. Chief Communications Officer Peter Reisman and Sany America General Manager Mengtao Xie.

China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA), is an international telecom provider for Data, IP and Voice Wholesale services to multinational companies, organizations and international carriers requiring China domestic services and International access to China & Asia Pacific.

With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, San Jose, and subsidiaries in Toronto, Canada, and Sao Paolo, Brazil, China Telecom Americas continues to expand its strength and reach.

China Telecom Americas provides locally based, one-stop-shop, turnkey solutions for everything from China domestic and international data circuits to IDC services, network management, equipment management, system integration, and much more.

For additional information on China Telecom Americas, please visit www.ctamericas.com.

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China Telecom Americas Inspires Chinese Business Community to Help American Students Affected by COVID-19 "The REAL Initiative" sees first batch of donations

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2020 – China Telecom (Americas) Corporation (CTA)’s donation of surplus computers to the George Mason University Foundation inspired a whole new nationwide campaign organized by the China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A (CGCC) to help American university students affected by COVID-19 with their “Remote Education And Living” needs – “The REAL Initiative” calls on CGCC’s member companies to donate their company surplus computers and cash to emergency assistance programs in American universities across the country.

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, CTA has launched various donation campaigns to support healthcare providers, essential workers, and local communities in the U.S. Education has been a focal point of CTA’s corporate social responsibility efforts. According to CTA President Xu Tan, “CTA donated tens of thousands of units of medical supplies, but there are many unique communities who need unique kinds of help. The surplus computer donations are an innovative way to leverage untapped resources to help student communities during state-mandated ‘shelter-in-place’, where remote education all of sudden became a necessity. Many students simply lack the hardware.”

“However, we also realized that the strength of a single company was far from adequate.” Tan added, “CTA reached out to CGCC, which is the largest non-profit organization representing Chinese businesses in the US. CGCC embraced this idea and created the REAL Initiative, so all of its 1,500 member companies can pitch in.”

Within its first week, the initiative has gathered more than $33,000 worth of cash and computers. Beside CTA, the donors also included CGCC’s DC Chapter and its member company Sun Fiber.

Rose Pascarell, Vice President of University Life at George Mason University, extended sincere appreciation for these donations, “in less than one month, George Mason University has received applications from over 1,500 students requesting emergency funding totaling over $2.6 million. Mr. Xu Tan has been one of the strong community leaders who came to our aid. The timely and generous support from Sun Fiber, CTA and CGCC-DC will enable us to directly support Mason students, whose emergency financial needs have placed them in academic and personal jeopardy as a result of the pandemic. We are deeply grateful.”

China Telecom Officially Launches 5G Network Service in China

On October 31, Mr. Chen Zhaoxiong, the Vice-minister of Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, accompanied by the chairman of China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Tower, officiated the opening ceremony of PT Expo China 2019 to unveil the launch of 5G service in China.

During the opening ceremony, Mr. Ke Ruiwen, the Chairman of China Telecom, remarked, “On the endeavor of 5G commercialization, driven by technology innovation,  the foundation of the network is supported by core services to work with applications that are key to the safe and secure digital ecosystem.”

China Telecom will align itself with the 5G development trends and sustainably expand partnerships, driven by technology innovations and user demand to further enhance the 5G industry prosperity and establish a safe, reliable and intelligent 5G network. The network will be comprised of rich content, advanced features and convenient 5G applications. The flexible, secure and user-friendly 5G service offering will constantly empower our senses of gain, happiness and sense of security, which truly represent “user-defined 5G”.

He emphasized that China Telecom will adhere to the SA direction, advocate, as well as foster the development of global 5G industry, and jointly develop 5G SA  strategic deployment framework. Today, the 5G SA commercial network was officially launched in Shenzhen, representing a remarkable milestone in the evolution of 5G network technology.

China Telecom Completes First Phase of Global Optical Transport Network (OTN)

With increasing demand for bandwidth in China, continued investments in optical wavelength transmission capacity have been needed to relieve chokepoint congestion and improve enterprise application delivery.  China Telecom has addressed this need with the completion of Phase 1 of its next generation global Optical Transport Network (OTN).  The new OTN looks to eliminate such nagging problems that enterprise customers are facing with long delivery times and difficult bandwidth adjustment.

China Telecom’s new OTN brings many features such as bandwidth-on-demand, low latency, high speeds and reliability, and wide coverage.  These features look to improve on the status quo when it comes to enterprise service.  Other features that OTN also bring to the table include cloud network integration features, comprehensive end-to-end protection, 50 ms automatic recovery, and a guaranteed 99.99% network uptime.  A self-service portal with the ability to adjust bandwidth and an initial service delivery time of 7 days round out the features for China Telecom’s new OTN.

Speed is vitally important to any network and China Telecom reads you loud and clear.  The premium Optical Transport Network exceeds 300 Tbps and can have a cap of 100G which is 40 times higher than the current SDH network.  Providing high speeds across the network with 2M-100G end-to-end channels covering wide ranges of service bandwidth granularity.  The OTN also provides support for both TDM services for STM1/4/16/64 and packet services for Fast Ethernet (Fast-E), Gigabit Ethernet (Gig-E), 10G Ethernet and 100G Ethernet.

Due to China Telecom’s system upgrade of their incumbent optical network and equipment, low-bandwidth latency of metropolitan networks will lower by more than 50%.  This improvement will also shave ping times down between cities with one-way delays lowered to less than 5.5ms per 1000 km.

China Telecom is introducing their new OTN in phases with Phase 1 being completed this past Summer.  Phase 1 covered 16 cities including:  Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Tianjin, Suzhou, Chongqing,  and Xi’an.  The remaining 112 cities that will take part in the OTN will be successfully rolled out and operational by December 2019 and include Points-of-Presence (PoPs) at key interconnection data centers globally.

Whale Cloud and China Telecom Win the “Outstanding Customer Centricity Award” at the TM Forum Excellence Awards 2019

Whale Cloud and China Telecom announced today they were chosen as a 2019 TM Forum Excellence Awards winner. They were honored with the Outstanding Customer Centricity Award for China Telecom new retail boutique transformation project. This award recognizes companies who have made a truly outstanding contribution to improving customer experience.

Awards were presented at the Excellence Awards gala dinner in Nice, France last night organized by TM Forum.

China Telecom new retail boutique transformation is a collaborative project between China Telecom and Whale Cloud for telecom store transformation.The joint project aimed to provide customer with seamless and innovative service experience, and increase sales both online and offline through analytics-driven customer insights, innovative business models and customer services. AI technologies are applied to situations where a robot can offer customer services like recharging, invoice printing, and service inquiry. The technology improves the context of engagements for individuals and their friends. Furthermore, the new retail project not only focused on customer experience but also is an important milestone for telecom companies’ transformation towards a digital era.

“The winner provides seamless and innovative customer experience combining both online self-service and offline store, which significantly improves revenue,” said Sandra De Zoysa, Group Chief Customer Officer at TM Forum, who presented the award at the gala dinner. “Our sincere congratulations to Whale Cloud and China Telecom for accelerating digital transformation and their commitments to the Forum, our members and the industry as a whole.”

“We are beyond proud and honored to receive this award. We are determined to serve our customers with the best experience and to deliver new and innovative solutions,” said Fu Jianjun, Chief Marketing Officer of Whale Cloud International, ” Our partnership with Alibaba allows us to fully integrate Alibaba’s transformation strategies, approaches and technologies. As a global supplier, we will continue to help service providers in their digital transformation process.”

About Whale Cloud

Whale Cloud is a subsidiary company of Alibaba Group, providing Cloud, Analytics and AI-based software solutions to Telecom operators, Industrial enterprises and Government sectors in more than 80 countries. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Whale Cloud can offer solutions to support digital transformation across multiple industries. https://dtw.tmforum.org/the-event/digital-world-awards/

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Sharktech Adds China Telecom CN2 to Los Angeles Network Offering

LOS ANGELES, CA – Sharktech Inc. is proud to announce partnership with CN2 (China Telecom Next Generation Carrier Network, AS4809) for its Los Angeles network blend. CN2 is widely regarded as the best trans-Pacific carrier to mainland China. Through this partnership Sharktech clients will see reduced latency and jitter to China and neighboring countries. There will be no additional cost for utilizing CN2 on existing VPS, dedicated servers, and colocation. Sharktech’s all-Cisco intelligent routing enhanced network is the premier choice for low latency, unsaturated connections to Asia.

This announcement comes after a year of continued network upgrades, including replacement of all Sharktech routing equipment, the addition of 100Gbps uplinks, switching to all premium carriers, and the additional of Noction Intelligent Routing. Sharktech already offers China Telecom in its Los Angeles datacenter; the addition of CN2 routes will compliment the existing Sharktech BGP blend of China Telecom, China Unicom, Comcast, GTT, and NTT.  Sharktech’s service is backed by 24/7 support and an average employee experience of more than 10 years in the hosting industry.

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Keysight Technologies, China Telecom Collaborate To Accelerate Commercial Deployment Of 5G Technology

November 21, 2018 SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company has extended its collaboration with China Telecom to accelerate commercial deployment of 5G technology.

The extended collaboration supports China Telecom’s 5G new radio (NR) device trials using Keysight’s 5G NR network emulation solutions, based on the company’s UXM 5G wireless test platform, for protocol and radio frequency (RF)performance validation. Keysight’s 5G test solutions enable China Telecom and its mobile device ecosystem ensure new 5G devices comply with the latest 3GPP 5G NR Release 15 specifications prior to market introduction.

“China Telecom is actively promoting commercial deployment of 5G technology,” said Baorong Li, general manager of Terminal R&D Center of Guangdong Research Institute, China Telecom Co., Ltd. “Leveraging Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions will enable us to greatly accelerate development and deployment of our 5G technology and establish a leadership position in the industry.”

The introduction of 5G NR is leading to more complex and integrated designs, driving the need for scalable solutions that address the entire workflow, from early design to acceptance and manufacturing. Common tools shared across departments, workflows, and the ecosystem, significantly simplify and accelerate test case creation, execution and analysis. Early collaborations with industry leading chipset and device manufacturers has enabled Keysight to launch 5G solutions that support sub-6GHz and mmW frequencies for comprehensive protocol, RF, conformance and performance testing.

“Our extended collaboration with China Telecom highlights the global industry adoption of Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions that help ensure 5G NR devices perform as expected on leading mobile operators’ networks,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Wireless Devices and Operators at Keysight Technologies. “Keysight is committed to accelerating 5G technology in China and around the world and support the delivery of enhanced mobile broadband use cases.”

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

Breakthrough for “the Belt and Road Initiative” project, China Telecom completes the first direct access optical fiber cable between China and Pakistan

On July 13, 2018, the opening ceremony of the key project “The Belt and Road Initiative” (B&R) – ” Pak-China Optical Fiber Cable” was held in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Nearly 700 people who come from various industries in China and Pakistan attended the opening ceremony. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Pakistani – Moorek, the head of special communications organization General – Bajwa, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan – Yao Jing, and General Manager of China Telecom International Co., Ltd. – Deng Xiaofeng attended the opening ceremony as well.

Yao Jing, Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, said that the “Pak-China Optical Fiber Cable”” is the first cross-border cable which connects China and Pakistan directly. It was the early successes of “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor” project, which President Xi inaugurated in Islamabad in April 2015.

“Pak-China Optical Fiber Cable” starts from Urumqi, China, and across the Khunjerab port nearby China-Pakistan border to the city of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with a total length of 2,950 kilometers. This project is also a strategic project for China Telecom to achieve the interconnection with neighboring countries. Recently, China Telecom and Pakistani partners successfully conducted the cross-border system testing and acceptance checking. The transmission indicators of the whole process are eligible and has fully equipped to the requirements for executing large-capacity services.

The launching of the ” Pak-China Optical Fiber Cable” project is a breakthrough in interconnection of infrastructure between the two countries and creating the history of landing cable connection between the two countries. This is an important milestone of the China and Pakistan cooperation in the field of communication and information technology. It is also the latest achievement for building the B&R between two counties. After the launching of the “China-Pakistan Cable” project, the communication delay between China and Pakistan has been greatly shorten, and build a new strategic channel for China, Middle East and Africa. As a basic subproject of the “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor” project, the “Pak-China Optical Fiber Cable project has greatly improved the infrastructure capacity of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and provide key capabilities for the “China-Pakistan Information Corridor” project.

Deng Xiaofeng, the general manager of China Telecom International Co., Ltd., mentioned that the “Pak-China Optical Fiber Cable has been in operation for a full decade since the project was launched. The cable across the Karakoram Mountains, Hindu Kush Mountains, Pamirs Plateau, and the Himalayas. It passes through the highest Khunjerab port in the world at an altitude of 4733 meters. The geological terrain is complex, and the altitude is high of the whole Journey. It also needs to pass through nearly 100 kilometers of no man’s land. China Telecom and their partners have worked together to overcome the difficulties about short construction period and construction difficulty. Finally, they completed the construction of cables, server rooms and support facilities and this dream of many years has finally come true. As the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing said that this is the real “Digital Karakoram Highway”.

The opening of “Pak-China Optical Fiber Cable” will lay the foundation for promoting the core projects of “China-Pakistan Information Corridor” project and will play an important role in promoting the infrastructure interconnection and regional economic development between China and Pakistan.

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China Telecom Recognized in Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities Report for Network Services in APAC

HERNDON, Va., April 11, 2018 China Telecom, a leading global communications service provider, today announces that it has been recognized among top Network Service Providers (NSPs) in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Services Report 2018 for its high-performing APAC network.

Multinational enterprises are frequently modernizing their regional WANs by improving the performance of their cloud connectivity and enhancing the agility of their network.  This trend has led to an increased focus on designing hybrid WANs that use MPLS and internet services to support enterprise cloud adoption as well as offload traffic from MPLS to lower-cost internet services.  According to the Gartner report, more than half of all regional NSPs have the ability to support extended domestic connectivity in emerging markets, however their capabilities and experience vary drastically.

China Telecom provides customers with a wide range of integrated communications and information technology services, including an extensive global MPLS network with direct connectivity to 31 major markets via 87 Points of Presence (PoPs) and a cutting-edge SD-WAN solution.  In addition, the company boasts NFV nodes in 10 APAC countries and managed vCPE via Versa Networks in seven APAC cities and throughout China.  These services are delivered alongside advanced Ethernet over Layer 1 and Ethernet over MPLS solutions.  For multinational organizations in the banking and finance industry, China Telecom’s low-latency network connects 13 financial centers around the world with seven in APAC, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Dalian, Zhengzhou, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.

“As APAC enterprises become increasingly interested in SD-WAN and managed SD-WAN services for the development of hybrid cloud solutions, it’s important to identify a provider that’s capable of meeting companies’ individual requirements,” explains Steven Tan, President, China Telecom Americas.  “We are honored to be listed among the top APAC Network Service Providers, as this is a testament to our dedication to providing customers with highly effective connectivity solutions.  We will continue to leverage our strong domestic network and local support capabilities to serve multinational corporations in the APAC region, and look forward to continuing the expansion of our global network.”

To download a copy of Gartner’s APAC Critical Capabilities for Network Services Report 2018, click here.

About China Telecom Americas                                                                                           

China Telecom Americas is a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to customers in over 110 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas is advancing transpacific enterprise connectivity through a turnkey suite of locally-based, custom-built IT/network solutions from network architecture, managed cloud and data center services, security, content delivery (CDN), unified communications and mobility solutions.  Get more info at www.ctamericas.com.

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China Telecom Americas, Intelisys garner Trans Pacific network services pact

China Telecom Americas has established a partnership with technology services distributor Intelysis in a bid to extend the Chinese carrier’s service offerings in the growing U.S. market.

Through Intelisys, the company’s sales partners will gain access to China Telecom Americas’ local expertise and customer service for deploying and managing transpacific network services between the U.S. and China, the world’s two largest economies.

Intelisys’ sales partners include a mix of telecom sales agents, IT solution providers, value-added resellers (VARs), managed service providers and integrators, which the company refers to as sales partners.

By working with China Telecom Americas, Intelisys’ sales partners will gain cost-effective access to China Telecom Americas’ global communication solutions, including China Telecom’s Cloud Services, direct-connects to partner cloud companies such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, data center and colocation services, global internet, network and managed services, equipment, Unified Communications and its China 4008 Toll Free service.

China Telecom’s Channel Alliance Program enables the partner community to extend its reach with a wide range of solutions coupled with the carrier’s global network expertise. Additionally, the company offers marketing and training support to enable partners to address their customers’ needs.

This agreement enables China Telecom Americas to gain a deeper foothold in the growing U.S. market with resellers and VARs that need connectivity within America and over to China.

China Telecom Americas and CRRC Sifang Americas sign ICT contract for $100m Chicago rail car plant

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 21 2017— On December 18, 2017, China Telecom Americas and CRRC SiFang America held a contract signing ceremony in Chicago. Steven Tan, President of China Telecom Americas, Jian Huang, Chinese Enterprise Director of China Telecom Americas, Fuqiang Yu, Executive Vice President of CRRC SiFang America and Zheng Ma, Vice President of CRRC SiFang America, attended the event.

Group photo of ceremony attendees. Steven Tan (fourth from left), President of China Telecom Americas, and Fuqiang Yu (fourth from right), Executive Vice President of CRRC Sifang America, attended the event.

The signing ceremony involves an ICT infrastructure setup and maintenance project for CRRC SiFang America’s new $100 million Chicago rail car assembly plant, housed in a 380,944-square-foot manufacturing facility over 45 acres of land. The assembly plant is expected to produce 846 new rail cars for the Chicago Transit Authority and serves as part of CRRC’s plan to expand across overseas markets. This is the largest rail car project that a Chinese rail car equipment company has received to date – CRRC SiFang America’s Chicago plant will not only provide an economic boost to the city’s once booming steel industry, but also create hundreds of jobs for locals in the area.

China Telecom Americas, the first Chinese telecommunications company to enter the U.S. market, provides multinational enterprises with products and solutions ranging from network architecture, cloud and data center services to equipment management, security, content delivery and more. Based on its in-depth industry knowledge and advanced technology in transpacific communications, the company has become one of the fastest-growing foreign companies in America.

China Telecom Americas has had experience providing IT maintenance and cloud storage services for CRRC SiFang Americas in the past. In this new project, China Telecom Americas will provide computer room and internal network construction, telephone and broadcasting systems, video conferencing and other integrated systems solutions for CRRC’s plant. Under the agreement between CRRC and China Telecom Americas, full implementation of ICT infrastructure is expected to reach completion by May 2018.

China Telecom and Huawei Awarded “The Operator Award for MEC Development”

[Berlin, Germany, September 27, 2017] At the MEC Congress, the Smart Factory project of China Telecom (Ningbo) and Huawei for Zhenhai Refinery was awarded “The Operator Award for MEC Development”. It is the first award of MEC commercial use for a carrier and demonstrates leadership and excellent performance in terms of MEC industry construction, commercial practices, and technical innovation.

China Telecom (Ningbo) uses Huawei’s MEC@CloudEdge solution to implement the “Industrial Manufacturing 2025” strategy. China Telecom (Ningbo) has been exploring with innovative collaboration in the MEC field to enable more vertical industries, meeting the requirement for optimal user experience in new services. The Smart Factory project for Zhenhai Refinery aims to promote IT development and meet real-time and high-bandwidth service requirements for video surveillance, mobile office, and on-site data collection and transmission.

Zeng Weimin, General Manager of China Telecom (Ningbo), said, “In the era of Internet of Everything, the development of new services, such as AI, will inevitably drive restructuring of traditional telecommunications networks. China Telecom (Ningbo) has been dedicated to edge computing exploration and practice and will work with Huawei to build the Smart Factory project into an example of MEC industry networks.”

MEC is an important part of the future 5G network technologies and a vital service support for the Internet of Everything. China, with fast Internet and information technology development, provides a sound foundation and first-mover advantages for commercial use of new products and technology platforms. In the future, China Telecom (Ningbo) will work with industry partners, including Huawei, to promote MEC industry development and bring more industry implementation and service innovation into realization.

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China Telecom Recognized in Gartner’s 2017 Critical Capabilities Report for Network Services in APAC

HERNDON, Va.Sept. 14, 2017— China Telecom, a leading global communications service provider, has been recognized among top vendors for its high performing APAC network in Gartner’s 2017 Critical Capabilities Report for APAC Network Service.

According to the Gartner report, China Telecom offers high-capacity connectivity on key routes to support exponential online traffic growth. This service targets APAC businesses that require cost-effective high bandwidth to distribute their content and applications over the Internet.

“We realize that our underlying network performance directly affects our clients’ business performance and see the importance of investing in added capacity,” says Stephen Tan, President of China Telecom Americas. “This year we established three new points of presence (PoPs) in North America, several across Europe and a new data center in partnership with Global Switch in Hong Kong. Through our portfolio of cloud networking services our clients can also securely connect to leading public cloud service providers from 28 cloud gateways.”

For multinationals in the banking and finance sector, China Telecom’s low-latency network functions as a critical backbone for algorithmic trading. Its points of presence and high capacity cable routes enable fast data transmission across 13 financial centers including ShanghaiShenzhenDalianZhengzhouHong KongTokyoSingaporeLos AngelesChicagoNew YorkLondonFrankfurt and Moscow. The company offers an International Ethernet Private Line (IEPL) service that runs over SDH/SONET and optical networks and supports speeds up to 100Gbps.

“China Telecom is proud to be recognized in Gartner’s 2017 Critical Capabilities Report. Our strong domestic network and local support capabilities truly put us in an ideal position to serve MNCs with extensive China requirements,” Tan comments. “In the coming years, we will continue to expand our global network infrastructure to better serve multinationals in their digital transformation plans.”

Download a copy of the 2017 Gartner Critical Capabilities for APAC Network Services report here.

About China Telecom Americas

China Telecom Americas is a leading provider of integrated communications and information technology services to customers in over 70 countries. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in ChicagoDallasLos AngelesNew YorkSan JoseToronto and Sao Paolo, the company offers a suite of turnkey services from cloud and data center services to equipment management, security, content delivery, mobility solutions and more. Learn more at www.ctamericas.com

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China Telecom Americas to speak about Connected Autonomous Vehicles at DCBA’s International Golf Open

China Telecom Americas will be on hand at the Detroit Chinese Business Association’s 22nd Annual International Golf Open to discuss opportunities in China’s rapidly growing Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) market, forecasted to top 32 million vehicles by 2021, according to market research firm Statista.

Together the Detroit Chinese Business Association (DCBA) and China Telecom Americas (CTA) are focusing on collaboration efforts to help facilitate investment and commercial relationships between U.S. and Chinese auto manufacturers and technology solutions providers as CAV technology garners more worldwide attention.

As home to America’s auto industry, Michigan intends on staying at the forefront of innovation making the state an epicenter of CAV innovation. Last year, the Wolverine State was one of the first in the country to officially allow autonomous cars on public roads. Today its state government continues to show massive support for research, development and demonstration of CAVs, also widely perceived as the next generation of mobility. As an example, in Fall 2017, the University of Michigan will deploy driverless shuttles on campus – only one of many projects initiated to better understand CAV opportunities and challenges.

At this year’s DCBA event, Matthew Gibb, Oakland County Deputy Executive of Economic Development & Community Affairs, will deliver a special keynote presentation on how to build a business model for sustainable CAV development. Mr. Gibb speaks from his myriad experiences in global investment and has assisted many businesses in establishing market locations in Asia and the United States, fostering key partnerships in over 20 cities throughout China.

Scott Croll, Midwest Regional Sales Director, China Telecom Americas will also share insights on how CAV and Internet of Things (Iot) applications are being integrated and deployed in China, the world’s fastest-growing automotive market. According to a PwC survey, over 80% of China’s tech savvy consumers are receptive to the idea of connected cars with advanced navigation, entertainment, safety features, including the idea of autonomous driving capability. CT will discuss the ways its large IT infrastructure network and IoT partnerships can help US businesses capitalize on this strong growth market and offer solutions that address connectivity issues.

With a combination of efforts, both auto manufacturers and technology solutions providers across the United States and China will collectively benefit from forging closer alliances that increase cross-border investment.

The Detroit Chinese Business Association’s 22nd Annual International Golf Open will be held on September 18, 2017 at the Indianwood Golf & Country Club in Lake Orion, Michigan and spots are still available interested golfers. Please visit  DCBA’s tournament registration page for more details.

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China Telecom Americas Unveils Plan to Boost Data Center Capacity and Content Delivery

HERNDON, Va., July 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — China Telecom (CT) is pleased to announce new projects that will expand the company’s data center capacity in Hong Kong, as well as its points of presence (PoP) network across North America.

The Tseung Kwan O data center is currently under construction in Hong Kong. CT will build, operate and manage colocation areas for two of the new buildings, which are due to come on-stream in Q4 2017.

CT has also expanded its Shatin data center in Hong Kong with the addition of one new floor for increased server capacity. It opened to the market in April 2017.

Meanwhile, China Telecom Americas (CTA) has widened its network coverage in North America with three new PoPs: one at Viawest’s Hillsboro, Oregon, data center, another at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) Facility in Aurora, Illinois, and a third at Cologix’s Montreal, Quebec, facility.

These moves come as 35 percent of enterprises in data-heavy industries are predicted to embrace formal data center organization and governance by 2018, with the digital transformation economy increasingly demanding isolated, lights-out server rooms.

And rapidly maturing, next-generation technology such as cognitive artificial intelligence, machine learning, adaptive security architecture and blockchain ledgers are set to drive further investment in flexible data center and content delivery solutions.

CT’s network expansion will therefore bolster its trans-Pacific proposition to ensure it stays ahead of bandwidth demand by offering customers hosting solutions and direct connectivity to ChinaNet, China’s largest internet backbone, and CN2, China Telecom’s next-generation MPLS network.

“China Telecom is proud to be enhancing its Hong Kong data center portfolio with the expansion of its best-in-class Shatin facility and the addition of a new site at Tseung Kwan O in partnership with Global Switch,” says CTA President Joe Han. “Equally, we look forward to China Telecom Americas’ points of presence in Oregon and Illinois playing a key role in our North American data transmission and end-to-end network services.”

He adds: “Our customers are innovators, who rely on our network solutions to help their businesses grow. China Telecom’s latest investment in Hong Kong data centers and North America points of presence means our customers can expect reliable, low-latency, worldwide connectivity. This will enable them to deploy applications fast and flexibly.”

China Telecom Enlarges Its Data Center Footprint

The announcement of CT’s added capacity in Hong Kong follows a cooperation agreement signed in April by CT, Global Switch, a leading developer of large-scale, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centers around the world, and Daily-Tech, a developer and operator of data center infrastructure throughout China.

The arrangement means CT can tap into Global Switch’s extensive data center capacity outside mainland China. This includes Global Switch’s Tseung Kwan O data center in Hong Kong, which is currently being built. Global Switch owns the five-building site; CT will develop and manage colocation areas for two of the buildings.

With a total building area of 45,000 square meters and power capacity of up to 70 mega-volt amps (MVA), Tseung Kwan O promises a number of advantages, including:

  • Tier 3 status: also providing access to local and international Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers
  • Cloud and carrier neutrality: giving enterprises a choice of hosting, infrastructure and connectivity services
  • Connectivity to three submarine cables: the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Asia Submarine-cable Express and East Asia Crossing lines will all land in the adjacent Tseung Kwan O cable station
  • Direct links to Hong Kong’s financial hub: easy access to the nearby Hong Kong stock exchange; HKEX colocation facility occupies the same industrial complex
  • Low carbon footprint: targeting LEED Gold and BEAM PLUS Gold ratings for long-term energy efficiency

Strengthening North American PoPs
CTA’s network of PoP servers brings data closer to end users and cuts round-trip time to speed up content delivery and data transmission rates. Three new PoPs will ensure that North American businesses can provide faster, more reliable delivery in China and beyond.

The Hillsboro, Oregon, PoP will feature:

  • 2(N+1) redundancy: ensuring comprehensive back-up power cover
  • Diverse connectivity: extensive Cloud and Carrier Interconnections
  • No city or state taxes: lowering the cost of colocation

The Aurora, Illinois, PoP promises:

  • High-speed access: to major APAC financial centers in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and beyond.
  • One-stop shop: for low-latency global connectivity

The Montreal data center offers:

  • A robust cloud ecosystem: including private connections that circumvent the public internet
  • Access to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute: giving optimized speed and scalable connectivity

About China Telecom Americas

China Telecom Americas is a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to customers in over 70 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas is advancing transpacific enterprise connectivity through a suite of locally-based, turnkey services from network architecture, cloud and data center services to equipment management, security, content delivery, mobility solutions and more.

Contact Information 

For more information please contact:
Ryan Oklewicz
(703) 787-0088
press@ctamericas.com

China Telecom Named a ‘Champion’ by Frost & Sullivan for APAC Data Centers

WASHINGTON, July 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the Frost & Sullivan IQ for Asia-Pacific Data Center Services Providers for 2017, China Telecom was one of only four companies operating in the APAC data service centers market to earn a place in the “Champions” quadrant.

The Champions quadrant reflects a strong combination of market share performance and future growth strategies as determined by Frost & Sullivan (F&S) research. The honor recognizes leadership in addressing the fast-growing digital needs of Asia-Pacific markets, which includes high-population areas such as China and India. F&S reported that rising IT complexities brought about by virtualization and consolidation, along with cost constraints, have increased the popularity of third-party data centers within these markets.

According to F&S, colocation services make up the bulk of data services revenue in Asia-Pacific (63 percent), with managed hosting services contributing the rest. Total current market value of these services is estimated at $14.1 billion, and predicted to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7 percent from 2015 to 2022, to reach almost $32 billion by 2023.

Cloud Offerings Take Off
More enterprises are choosing to bypass management of their IT infrastructure in favor of cloud deployments such as infrastructure-as-a-service. This has resulted in high growth in cloud offerings among data center providers, including China Telecom. According to F&S, the demand for colocation services is being led by large enterprises and high-regulation verticals such as banking, finance and insurance.

China Telecom has built up an extensive global Internet Data Center (IDC) colocation network that includes 20 Tier-IV and more than 90 Tier-III facilities. As noted by China Telecom Americas President Joe Han, the company’s Hong Kong facility is an ideal option for local enterprises that are considering colocation and have critical requirements around performance, latency, scalability and compliance. “In addition to comprehensive disaster protection and data recovery solutions, our IDCs can offer highly customizable architectures, best-practice cybersecurity and around-the-clock facility monitoring, and dedicated NOC support,” says Han.

CTA: Leader in Data Center Space
The Asia-Pacific data center landscape includes a diverse set of players, spanning telecommunications companies and carriers, data center service providers and managed service providers. Together, the top four vendors accounted for approximately 28.4 percent of Asia-Pacific data center services revenue in 2016. Key competitors categorized under the F&S “Challengers” quadrant included Singtel, KDDI Telehouse, Telstra and Global Switch. Much of this growth in competition is attributed to significant data center build-outs in countries such as Japan, Australia and Singapore.

China Telecom is the largest IDC provider in China with eight regional cloud data centers and two cloud campuses in Inner Mongolia and Guizhou. It operates more 300 data centers across the country, occupying about 400,000 square meters of raised floor space. China Telecom is also a leading player in the data center space outside China, operating self-built data centers and partnering with over a dozen data center providers. In total, CT manages more than 50 international and regional data centers with key locations in the United States, Europe, Moscow, Dubai, Singapore and mainland China. Managed hosting, web hosting and virtual hosting services are available, backed by comprehensive service level agreements as well as support engineering personnel who hold internationally recognized certifications, such as Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIE) and Cisco Certified Network Professionals (CCNP).

High-Performance Network Connections
This global IDC reach is matched with high-performance, fully diversified network connections that previously supported up to 10Gbps high-speed internet access and low-latency private lines. This has since been boosted to 100Gbps with the recent launch of China Telecom’s “Super TSR” (Transit Silk Road) – an ultra-low latency terrestrial route that offers industry-leading big bandwidth, low-latency connectivity between Asia-Pacific and Europe.

The important issue of environmental protection is also taken into consideration. “As IT infrastructure further consolidates and grows, sustainability will only become of greater concern. Hence the commitment of China Telecom to comprehensive energy efficiency and green operational policies at all of our data centers,” Han notes.

About China Telecom Americas
China Telecom Americas is a wholly owned U.S.-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to customers in over 70 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas is advancing transpacific enterprise connectivity through a suite of locally based, turnkey services from network architecture, cloud and data center services to equipment management, security, content delivery, mobility solutions and more. Discover more at www.ctamericas.com

China Telecom Americas Establishes Sales Partnership with Telarus to Offer Enhanced Transpacific Connectivity Suite

Herndon, VA – China Telecom Americas is pleased to announce it has partnered with master agency, Telarus, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of network, unified communications (UC) and cloud services, to offer China Telecom’s services. China Telecom Americas joins other world-class international carriers as a resource for Telarus to offer its agent network and their customers.

Companies included under the Telarus umbrella can take advantage of China Telecom Americas’ local expertise and customer service for deploying and managing transpacific network services between the world’s two largest economies.

Additionally, through this partnership with Telarus, China Telecom will offer a robust product portfolio that is inclusive of CT’s Cloud Services, direct-connects to our partner cloud companies (i.e. AWS and Microsoft Azure), data center / colocation services, global internet, network and managed services, along with equipment, unified communications and China toll free to name a few. All services are ideal for enterprise customers serving the global community.

China Telecom Adds Key Infrastructure to the Telarus Portfolio

“China Telecom Americas is a great addition to Telarus’ international carrier portfolio because, as an entity of parent company China Telecom, they over 75 global points of presence around the world and are currently adding more to help customers directly access China’s largest backbone networks,” said Paula McKinnon, VP of supplier management at Telarus.

“Our partnership with Telarus will make our services accessible to more companies that need to establish an international network,” said Joe Han, President of China Telecom Americas. “We see this step as a growth opportunity for both partners as well as our shared customers.”

Telarus Extends Cloud Services

Telarus is helping China Telecom Americas further its mission of providing secure, reliable global infrastructure network services and managed services that advance business communications today, tomorrow and beyond.

Reflecting increased use of cloud computing, CTA offers a comprehensive suite of enterprise cloud services through a 20-site, multi-continent cloud network built with next generation technology. Supported by dedicated teams of network specialists and engineers, China Telecom Americas’ customers continually realize successful, cost-effective global infrastructure cloud deployments that scale with the speed of their business.

Han notes, “As our customers innovate, they begin to see more need for advanced network services and other technology infrastructure that can help their businesses thrive.”

As the partnership between China Telecom Americas and Telarus evolves, CTA looks forward to enabling more customer success and growth.

About China Telecom Americas

China Telecom Americas is a wholly owned U.S.-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to customers in more than 70 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Va., and offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas is advancing transpacific enterprise connectivity through a suite of locally based, turnkey solutions from network architecture, cloud services, and services for data centers to equipment management, security, content delivery, mobility solutions, and more. Discover more at www.ctamericas.com and contact us at Partnersales@ctamericas.com.

About Telarus

Telarus is a technology services master agent who holds contracts with over 100 data, voice, and cloud providers. To help our partners See What Others Can’t, we have created a set of tools to help them win more business. We are proud to offer our partners performance monitoring of all circuits ordered, patented pricing tools aid in carrier selection/optimization and cloud engineers to aid partners in complex network design. Our project management team ensures the services ordered are turned up properly. Account management to allow partners to focus on selling while our team manages the renewal process and upsells on their behalf. Telarus was voted the best master agent by the members of the Telecom Association for over five years in a row and is a top 3 channel partner for nearly all providers it represents. For more information on the Telarus partner program, please visit www.telarus.com/partners

Media Contact:

Ryan Oklewicz, press@ctamericas.com, (703) 787-0088

China Telecom Allies with OpenStack as Government Announces Support for the Open-source Software Platform

China Telecom (CT) was approved as the newest OpenStack Gold Member at the Foundation’s November 2016 board meeting.

China Telecom joins some of the leading technology companies in the world — including Inspur, Cisco, Dell EMC, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei, NEC and Symantec — as one of 24 founding Gold Members.

Large and small businesses, telecoms, public cloud service providers, government organizations and researchers around the world use OpenStack’s open-source software to build clouds, support the diverse cloud computing ecosystem and enable cloud innovation.

China Telecom was selected as a Gold Member for its capability to support OpenStack’s development in the rapidly growing Chinese and Asia-Pacific markets.

At China’s first Open Source & Cloud Computing Summit (COSCCS) in December 2014, the country’s officials declared the government’s support for OpenStack ecosystems and plans to encourage state-owned enterprises to use OpenStack-based cloud products. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) predicted that OpenStack would contribute to business growth.

Indeed, today, many Chinese organizations are engaging OpenStack across various sectors, including internet, telecom, IT, education and retail. Momentum is growing and will inspire other Chinese firms to investigate opportunities for growth. One advantage for Chinese companies is that they are using a mature version of OpenStack, mostly from 2014 onwards, and don’t need to upgrade from earlier versions.

As one of the largest mobile carriers in the world, with more than 500 million subscribers and over 300 data centers, China Telecom is currently migrating its CloudStack deployment to OpenStack, supporting strategic opportunities in the public cloud and contributing significant code and knowledge to the OpenStack community.

China Telecom will also contribute new investment and resources to complement the many OpenStack technology vendors and users that comprise one of the best networks in APAC.

“OpenStack is truly a global community, with nearly 650 companies supporting the project in 187 countries,” says Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation.

“The investment and commitment of our new Gold Members underscores the global growth and evolution of OpenStack, with projects of massive scale serving millions of end users in China and other markets worldwide.”

For an example of collaboration among members, telecom company Huawei works with software maker Red Hat and aims to accelerate collaboration around OpenStack for network functions virtualization, which is required by communication service providers like China Telecom.

China Telecom Adds Value to OpenStack Community

The China Telecom Cloud uses the OpenStack platform to provide stable, scalable cloud facilities and comprehensive customer service to end users in the Asia-Pacific region.

The China Telecom Cloud is focused on Cloud+Network Integration technology and is set to take enterprise internet in China to the next level with a combination of its range of existing telecom services and OpenStack’s vast network, expanding the company’s Asia-Pacific reach and enhancing service delivery to end users in the region.

With centralized supersized data centers – each more than 10 million square meters – and numerous small and medium-sized data centers, China Telecom can contribute a vast practice environment and use cases to the OpenStack community.

“China Telecom has gained strong capabilities and rich experience through many years of hard work,” says Joe Han, President of China Telecom Americas.

“We will contribute to the community through strengthening and improving OpenStack. We will focus on realizing telecommunication functions on OpenStack, such as NFV, SDN, Container and Big Data, and return the results to the OpenStack community.”

China Telecom Expands OpenStack Accessibility in Asia-Pacific

The new partnership will also make the OpenStack platform readily available through China Telecom’s network services, which will increase accessibility to users throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

China Telecom looks forward to working with the OpenStack open source community to speed up the development and utilization of the China Telecom cloud ecosystem, and in turn attract more private business involvement in the OpenStack community.

“China Telecom is active in organizing and participating in OpenStack-related activities, including OpenStack Summit, OpenStack Day, meetups and more. We have also shared our OpenStack practice and case studies at relevant trade shows and technology forums,” says Mr. Han.

“With our leading role in China’s cloud businesses, China Telecom’s full-scale and successful use of OpenStack will bring the government and more businesses into the OpenStack community.”

For more information, hi-res images or to organize an interview please contact Ming Wei, Director of Solution and Delivery, at weiming@ctamericas.com

About China Telecom Americas

China Telecom Americas is a wholly owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to customers in over 70 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas is advancing transpacific enterprise connectivity through a suite of locally based, turnkey services from network architecture, cloud and data center services to equipment management, security, content delivery, mobility solutions and more. Discover more at www.ctamericas.com

China Telecom Americas Opens a New Office in Dallas

China Telecom Americas (CTA) is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Dallas, Texas.

It joins CTA’s existing North American offices in Virginia, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose and Toronto to strengthen the company’s growing network across the U.S. and Canada.

CTA’s new Dallas office will bring the company’s leading enterprise solutions to Texas-based companies, and will focus on promoting its mobile carrier service under the CTExcel brand.

The move will assist CTA to build on its collaborations with existing Dallas-based mobile partners such as AT&T, LAM Technology, Advocate Insiders, Protection 1, Raisecom, Cetetek, and National Telesystems, Inc, as well as forging new relationships in the Texas business community.

“CTA is proud to be establishing our presence in Texas via our new Dallas office,” says Joe Han, President of China Telecom Americas.

“We look forward to building strong partnerships with Texas-based companies that seek to expand their operations into China. While competition in the U.S. telecom market is strong, we believe our Dallas office will significantly contribute to CTA’s growth in North America.”

China Telecom Americas Building Stronger China–Texas links

The establishment of a CTA presence in Texas will also serve to strengthen ties between Dallas and Beijing, creating new jobs for residents in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Texas has led the U.S. in exports for more than a decade, with China as one of the state’s top trading partners. The $1.6 trillion Texas economy is the second largest in the U.S, and the state has experienced the second-fastest economic growth and third-fastest jobs growth over the past five years.

More than 10 percent of the 1,000 largest public and private companies in the U.S. are based in Texas, including AT&T, ExxonMobil and Dell.

And collaboration between China and Texas-based companies continues to build.

This relationship was consolidated in 2014, when then Texas Governor Rick Perry visited Beijing to sign a memorandum of understanding between the state of Texas and several Chinese cities which recognized the importance of expanding cooperation through business, trade, investment, tourism, education, and research and development.

China Telecom Americas Bringing China to Texas

As Texas-based companies increasingly look to partner with Chinese IT service providers, CTA’s new Dallas office will bring a range of enterprise solutions to Texas businesses including:

  • Data networking services: CTA’s next-generation global IP network services are delivered over its international 40Gbps MPLS-enabled IP backbone with a custom-built IP delivery infrastructure.
  • Cloud and data center services: Sophisticated delivery networks designed specifically for complex high-volume content delivery, scalable enterprise cloud services and a worldwide network of secure data centers.
  • Global internet services: CTA is the world’s largest fixed-line and broadband service provider with a total international capacity of more than 9T.
  • Managed ICT services: CTA offers complete, end-to-end managed ICT services that utilize expert personnel, rigorous processes and China Telecom’s unified customer network management platform to proactively deliver real-time network monitoring and troubleshooting to clients.
  • Carrier voice and data services: CTA has nearly 15 years experience as a wholesale partner with leading telecoms, ISPs and technology service firms in the U.S. and the Americas region.
  • Mobile services: CTExcel is a pay-as-you-go mobile service tailored to meet the specific needs of all Chinese people residing and traveling in North America.

With the launch of CTA’s new office in Texas, the ties between China and Texas will only grow stronger as more U.S. companies leverage the enterprise solutions and trusted connections of CTA’s network.

For more information, high-resolution images or to organize an interview please contact: Eric Lo, General Manager, China Telecom Americas at EricL@ctamericas.com.

About China Telecom Americas

China Telecom Americas is a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to customers in over 70 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas is advancing transpacific enterprise connectivity through a suite of locally-based, turnkey services from network architecture, cloud and data center services to equipment management, security, content delivery, mobility solutions and more. Discover more at www.ctamericas.com

Gartner Stresses the Importance of the Right Asia-Pacific Network Provider and Partner

China Telecom and its subsidiaries, China Telecom Global and China Telecom Americas, offer wide-ranging advantages including strong transmission, domestic network and local support capabilities to multinational companies (MNCs) that require deep domestic connectivity in China to support their large or rapidly growing operations.

That’s according to Gartner’s research report Critical Capabilities for Network Services, Asia/Pacific, which stresses the importance of MNCs partnering with the right Chinese internet service providers to successfully establish or grow operations in the country.

“A large number of global and regional providers support the marketplace,” the report states. “While their network capabilities are fairly comparable on the surface, their business focus, target customers and consequently their product and service strategies can differ significantly.”

That’s why communication service providers’ (CSPs’) ability to support MNCs with regional network requirements is so important, and why MNCs must look beyond their Chinese incumbent provider to find the CSP that best serves their needs.

Key Findings for MNCs

The Gartner report found that MNCs with operations in emerging markets such as China want international CSPs to extend their coverage into these markets. This would be either through multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) interconnections or virtual private networks (VPNs), along with managed customer premises equipment (CPE) services.

The report also revealed that CSPs are introducing direct connections to cloud providers, as well as software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) and network function virtualization (NFV) services. However, “most are in the early stage of implementation, and product availability and features differ significantly.”

Key Recommendations for MNCs

The Gartner report recommends that MNCs select Chinese internet service providers based on their ability to meet their primary needs for regional connectivity, extended domestic reach, low-latency service or high-capacity requirements.

MNCs looking to enter Asia–Pacific markets should also seek to extend their relationship with their CSP to include direct connections to cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

And planning to migrate from CPE to NFV services using cloud-based services and virtual CPE will offer MNCs operating in China faster deployment, easier management and cost savings.

Case Study: China Telecom

The Gartner report compared the performance and capabilities of 14 global CSPs against its key findings and recommendations.

It concluded that China Telecom’s “strong domestic network and local support capabilities give it an advantage when supporting large MNCs with extensive China requirements.”

This is evidenced by the fact that China Telecom has won more non-Chinese MNC customers in the past 12 months from a range of industries. These include the banking and finance industries which require effective low-latency services; logistics and retail companies with a large number of sites; and e-commerce companies that require large bandwidth.

“In all instances, China Telecom has a few key competitive attributes – large bandwidth on key routes, well-diversified networks, competitive pricing and the ability to support requirements in China,” the report states. “China Telecom is also the leading provider for Chinese MNCs.”

The report found that China Telecom has a competitive low-latency service that connects 13 financial centers around the world and provides a choice of routes, all with guaranteed latencies.

China Telecom also has “strong transmission capabilities and rapidly improving IP VPN and Ethernet networks, enabling the provider to increasingly compete for MNCs with international networking requirements,” the report states.

China Telecom has significantly invested in global infrastructure and has Ethernet over MPLS (E-VPL and E-LAN) services connecting 10 markets in the Asia Pacific and 34 cities in China.

“Its MPLS network in the Asia Pacific covers 10 markets, with extensive MPLS network-to-network interfaces (NNIs) to extend its coverage, including connectivity to many emerging markets,” the report concludes.

For more information, high-resolution images or to organize an interview please contact: Ming Wei, Director of Solutions & Delivery, China Telecom Americas at weiming@ctamericas.com

About China Telecom Americas

China Telecom Americas is a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to customers in over 70 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas is advancing transpacific enterprise connectivity through a suite of locally-based, turnkey services from network architecture, cloud and data center services to equipment management, security, content delivery, mobility solutions and more. Discover more at www.ctamericas.com

China Telecom and Nepal Telecom Jointly Deliver IP Services in Nepal

HONG KONG, CHINA–(Marketwired – Dec 7, 2016) – China Telecom and Nepal Telecom, the major operator in Nepal, have reached an agreement to deliver IP services in Nepal, with the 2016 newly launched terrestrial cable route connecting China and Nepal via Jilong (Rasuwa) Gateway.

Over the years, China Telecom has been fully committed to developing terrestrial cable connecting to neighbouring countries. The new China-Nepal route is unprecedented as it is a new direct alternative route for traffic demand generated from Nepal to all over the world, and provides the highest quality service and low latency solution for end users in Nepal.

Ou Yan, Executive Vice President of CTG, said, “China Telecom is dedicated to expanding our footprint by connecting with neighbouring countries. The China-Nepal route could provide service to Nepal and transit service from India. China Telecom has put tremendous effort into building the route through the Himalayas. We are committed to delivering a state of the art route for Nepal Telecom.”

Kamini Rajbhandari, Managing Director of Nepal Telecom, said, “Nepal Telecom would benefit from an additional route for connectivity. We are confident that China Telecom would provide reliable service and are looking forward to establishing Nepal as a transit hub through this route.”

China Telecom Global Selects the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) as a Strategic Hub for Pan-African Expansion

Located in East Africa, the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) will support China Telecom and the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system to meet high-speed connectivity demands along the Belt and Road route.

HONG KONG, CHINA–(Marketwired – Dec 5, 2016) – China Telecom has selected the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) to help facilitate network expansion, co-location and submarine fiber cable access services in East Africa.

The Djibouti Data Center has been built to Tier III data center standards and serves as a major meeting point for submarine fiber cable systems including the new Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable designed to connect Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Western Europe. China Telecom Global is a founding member of the consortium for SEA-ME-WE 5, which is expected to be ready for service in late 2016.

Mr. Liu Changhai, Managing Director of China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited, a subsidiary of CTG, said, “The cooperation with DDC is a significant component of our overall commitment to contributing to the digital evolution and economic development of Africa. The addition of SEA-ME-WE 5 to CTG’s existing fiber cable assets in the region is a significant milestone that marks a new page for the company’s regional strategic planning in accordance to the Belt and Road Initiative. With our abundant and further expanded network resources, we can better serve our MNC clients and Carrier partners in Djibouti, Ethiopia and other countries in East Africa.”

The SEA-ME-WE 5 will span approximately 20,000kms and employ 100Gbps technology, with initial system capacity of 24 terabits to provide customers with low-latency and direct connectivity. It will further enhance the diversity and agility in the growing demand for Asia, Africa, Middle East and Western Europe routes around the world.

The system is designed as a multiregional super highway, and will connect Djibouti with China, via 18 landing points located in Singapore, Pakistan, UAE, Oman, Egypt, Italy, France and etc.

Mr. Anthony Voscarides, Chief Executive Officer of Djibouti Data Center, said: “The addition of the SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system further establishes DDC as the leading carrier-neutral data center hub in East Africa serving global and regional telecommunication companies, MNOs, ISPs and CDN providers.”

Mr. Voscarides added: “We are very pleased that CTG will be joining the DDC ecosystem, as it further enables the development and introduction of new services that will help drive economic and social well-being in the region.”

The DDC is uniquely positioned in East Africa and will enable China Telecom Global to establish cross-connect and co-location facilities directly adjacent to Djibouti Telecom’s cable landing stations.

In addition to supporting SEA-ME-WE 5 in the near future, the DDC provides access to fiber-cable systems such as AAE 1, EIG, EASSy, Aden-Djibouti and Ethiopia-Djibouti.

Nominees announced for IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2016

November 4, 2016 – China Telecom dominates short lists for event to be held on December 6.

The short lists for the upcoming IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2016 are dominated by previous nominee China Telecom, which has been nominated in an impressive 10 categories.

The winners will be announced on December 6 at an awards ceremony held at the Conrad Hong Kong.

The IR Magazine Awards – Greater China 2016 are decided by an independent survey of investors and analysts, all of whom are located in the region. Just as in IR Magazine’s other awards in Europe and the Americas, investors and analysts are asked to vote for the company giving them the best IR service in each awards category. This year, more than 200respondents took part in the survey.

Votes in the survey also determine the IR Magazine Greater China Top 30, which ranks the best companies for IR in the region. The votes in each award category are added together and the company with the most votes is declared the top-ranked company in the region.

The latest rankings will be revealed in the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – Asia 2016/2017, which will be published soon after the IR Magazine Awards & Conference – Greater China 2016.

To see the full 2016 awards shortlists, click here.

Second upgrade of Trans Pacific Express (TPE) cable will strengthen capacity between USA and China

China Telecom Americas recently announced that the second upgrade of Trans Pacific Express (TPE) cable network has passed Provisional Network Acceptance (PNA) and is now ready for service. All parties engaged in the upgrade can put their relative capacity into commercial service.

The TPE cable is a submarine cable system which officially started its commercial service in 2008 with multiple landing stations located across Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and the United States. Designed to directly link both sides of the Pacific, the TPE has been widely recognized by global enterprises as the first choice for a low latency transmission route between China and the USA.

Beginning in 2014, the second upgrade in the TPE cable’s lifecycle introduced 100 Gb/s DWDM technology, which significantly increased the capacity to 9.6 Tb/s in the trans-Pacific segment and to 17.2 Tb/s in the Intra-Asia segment. China Telecom assets include 10×100 Gb/s bandwidth across the trans-Pacific segment and 4×100 Gb/s bandwidth in intra-Asia segment according to the configuration of the latest upgrade.

With the added capacity of China-US bandwidth brought by the completion of the upgrade, the TPE cable network will effectively meet the rapidly surging demand for low latency Trans-Pacific network solutions for years to come, as well as satisfy demands across Intra-Asia and the China-Japan-US networks.

The following is a detailed distribution of China Telecom’s capacity:

Trans-Pacific Routes- No. of 100G Waves

  • T1-T5 Qingdao-US 4
  • T2-T5 Korea-US 1
  • T3-T5 Taiwan-US 1
  • T4-T5 Chongming-US 4

Intra-Asia Routes No. of 100G Waves

  • T1-T2 Qingdao- Korea 1
  • T3-T4 Chongming – Taiwan 1
  • T1-T6 Qingdao -Japan 1
  • T4-T6 Chongming -Japan 1

China Telecom taps Nokia for 4G network expansion

Herndon, VA – August 12, 2016 – Nokia and China Telecom have signed an agreement to expand the deployment of 4G technology in 19 provinces in China. By expanding the radio access network, China Telecom plans to meet growing subscriber demand with ubiquitous 4G coverage and faster internet access, as well as improve access in urban and suburban areas. The agreement with Nokia also lays the foundation for China Telecom’s planned launch of VoLTE services in 2017.

Under the terms of the contract, Nokia is deploying its 4G technology in 19 provinces in China, namely Shanghai, Jiangsu, Shandong, Zhejiang, Hunan, Hubei, Guangxi, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Heilongjiang, Hebei, Henan, Sichuan, Anhui, Liaoning, Guizhou, Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia. The roll-out includes Nokia’s Flexi MultiRadio 10 base stations.

Nokia will also provide its Global Services, including project management, network design and installation, as well as Care hardware and software maintenance services. Nokia optimization experts will use Nokia NetAct to upgrade the performance of the network for subscribers.

China Telecom ended June with 207 million mobile subscribers, of which 90 million are 4G device users, which represents an increase of more than 31 million during the first six months of 2016. Last year the company saw 4G traffic increase by more than six times, and it is predicted to account for more than 90 percent of mobile data traffic on the network by 2017.

C3 Adds China Telecom to Portfolio

HERNDON, VA – August 8, 2016 – Cloud Computing Concepts (C3), an award winning global provider of business technology and communications solutions, today announced that it has reached an agreement with China Telecom Americas (CTA) to offer their portfolio of communication services to clients in the United States, Canada, Latin America, China and beyond.

China Telecom Americas is the largest international subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited, and is based in Herndon, Virginia.  As a result of this agreement, C3 clients, agents and wholesale partners will gain cost effective access to CTA’s global communication services including MPLS, Dedicated Internet Access, International Private Line, and more.

“The addition of China Telecom Americas is fantastic for us,” commented C3 CEO Rick Mancinelli.  “An increasing number of C3 clients have either opened or are considering offices in China, and we can now provide these clients with the dedicated, private, and secure communications facilities back to North America that they require.”

“China Telecom Americas is equally excited to be working with C3 and their partners,” said Stephanie Condrell, Director of Strategic & Channel Accounts.  “C3 has rapidly established itself as an experienced and trustworthy partner capable of meeting even the most complex business communications needs.”

About C3
C3 is an award winning provider of technology and communications services to small, medium and enterprise businesses globally. Its unique combination of cloud-based technologies and expert onsite and remote support substantially reduces both IT-related capital investments and ongoing management costs.  C3’s approach increases stability, tightens security, enhances employee mobility, and ensures business continuity in the event of a disaster.  CFOs benefit from C3’s fixed cost approach, while owners and CEOs benefit from the single point of contact for all of their telecommunications and technology needs.  To learn more about how C3 is helping organizations to grow and prosper, visit www.c3cloud.com or call our Sales Group at (561) 939-4035.  Prospective channel partners should contact Bill Mulcahy via email at bmulcahy@c3cloud.com.

About China Telecom Americas
China Telecom Americas is a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies offering network, voice and cloud services to companies, organizations and international carriers requiring international access to China and beyond. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas provides locally-based, one-stop-shop, turn-key solutions for everything from China domestic and international data circuits to IDC services, network management, equipment management, system integration and more.

Press Contact

Ryan Oklewicz
Marketing Manager
China Telecom Americas
Office: 703.787.0088
ryanoklewicz@ctamericas.com

Second Upgrade of the Trans Pacific Express (TPE) Cable Increases Capacity Between USA and China

Second Upgrade of the Trans Pacific Express (TPE) Cable Increases Capacity Between USA and China

HERNDON, Virginia – April 22, 2016 – China Telecom Americas is pleased to announce that the second upgrade of Trans Pacific Express (TPE) cable network initiated in 2014 has passed Provisional Network Acceptance (PNA) and is now ready for service. All parties engaged in the upgrade can put their relative capacity into commercial service beginning March 2016.

The TPE cable is a submarine cable system which officially started its commercial service in 2008 with multiple landing stations located across Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and the United States. Designed to directly link both sides of the Pacific, the TPE has been widely recognized by global enterprises as the first choice for a low latency transmission route between China and the USA.

Beginning in 2014, the second upgrade in the TPE cable’s lifecycle introduced the most advanced 100 Gb/s DWDM technology, which significantly increased the capacity to 9.6 Tb/s in the trans-Pacific segment and to 17.2 Tb/s in the Intra-Asia segment. China Telecom assets include 10×100 Gb/s bandwidth across the trans-Pacific segment and 4×100 Gb/s bandwidth in intra-Asia segment according to the configuration of the latest upgrade.

With the added capacity of China-US bandwidth brought by the completion of the 2014 upgrade, the TPE cable network will effectively meet the rapidly surging demand for low latency Trans-Pacific network solutions for years to come, as well as satisfy demands across Intra-Asia and the China-Japan-US networks.

The following is a detailed distribution of China Telecom’s capacity:

Trans-Pacific Routes No. of 100G Waves

T1-T5 Qingdao-US 4
T2-T5 Korea-US 1
T3-T5 Taiwan-US 1
T4-T5 Chongming-US 4

Intra-Asia Routes No. of 100G Waves

T1-T2 Qingdao- Korea 1
T3-T4 Chongming – Taiwan 1
T1-T6 Qingdao -Japan 1
T4-T6 Chongming -Japan 1

About China Telecom Americas

China Telecom Americas is a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, provides Data, IP and Voice Wholesale services to companies, organizations and international carriers requiring international access to China and beyond. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas provides locally-based, one-stop-shop, turn-key solutions for everything from China domestic and international data circuits to IDC services, network management, equipment management, system integration and more.

Press Contact

Ryan Oklewicz
Marketing Manager
China Telecom Americas
Office: 703.787.0088
ryanoklewicz@ctamericas.com

China Telecom Establishes Partnership with Conversant to Offer Global CDN Solutions

China Telecom Establishes Partnership with Conversant to Offer Global CDN Solutions

HONG KONG – March 10, 2016 – China Telecom announces a partnership with Conversant Solutions Pte Ltd to establish an international Content Delivery Network (CDN), where both companies’ CDN will seamlessly integrate through a CDN Federation to provide a one-stop CDN solution with global coverage for enterprise customers, enabling content upload, delivery, storage, transcoding, management and related services.

This collaboration will optimize both China Telecom’s CDN resources and Conversant’s CDN leading-edge technology in Asia. It helps boost the quality of China’s Internet content and user experience, and aids local Internet companies to swiftly deliver content globally.

“Under the direction of ‘The Belt and Road Initiative’, China enterprises are speeding up their overseas expansion. In this era of internet+ in trend, it is essential for them to have fast, effective, safe and reliable international CDN service to attain business success, while China demand for quality overseas Internet content is also growing rapidly. Hence the objective of the partnership between China Telecom Global and Conversant for this international CDN service is to meet the needs of contents from China expanding abroad, and to attract foreign contents into China,” said Mr. Deng Xiao Feng, CEO of China Telecom Global.

“China Telecom Global is the one of the largest global network service providers. We are highly interested and delighted to partner with China Telecom Global to promote international CDN services to China’s progressing Internet industry. We are confident that together we can explore and strengthen the CDN market and cater the CDN demand for both China and overseas enterprises,” said Mr. Cheong Kong Wai, CEO and Founder of Conversant.

About China Telecom Americas

China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, provides Data, IP and Voice Wholesale services to companies, organizations and international carriers requiring international access to China and beyond. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas provides locally-based, one-stop-shop, turn-key solutions for everything from China domestic and international data circuits to IDC services, network management, equipment management, system integration, and much more.

Press Contact

Ryan Oklewicz
Marketing Manager
China Telecom Americas
Office: 703.787.0088
ryanoklewicz@ctamericas.com

China Telecom Receives MEF Certification

China Telecom Receives MEF Certification

HONG KONG – March 6, 2015 – China Telecom has become the first carrier in China to obtain MEF CE 2.0 certification.
The certification confirms that CTG’s EVPL, EVP-LAN and EVP-TREE services and equipment are in line with international standards.
“By achieving the MEF CE 2.0 certification, it adds significant value to CTG’s Ethernet products, as well as provides a direction for our future product development and optimization,” said Pengcheng Fan, VP of product department at China Telecom Global.
China Telecom’s Business Ethernet services recorded a 200% annual growth.

About China Telecom Americas

China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, provides Data, IP and Voice Wholesale services to companies, organizations and international carriers requiring international access to China and beyond. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas provides locally-based, one-stop-shop, turn-key solutions for everything from China domestic and international data circuits to IDC services, network management, equipment management, system integration, and much more.

Press Contact

Ryan Oklewicz
Marketing Manager
China Telecom Americas
Office: 703.787.0088
ryanoklewicz@ctamericas.com