Elastic Connection Platform (ECP)

Global SDN-based interconnection platform for multi-cloud agility

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China Telecom Americas’ Elastic Connection Platform (ECP) provides global enterprises with a SDN-based multi-cloud interconnection solution. Designed to seamlessly integrate with leading cloud service providers (CSPs) like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Alicloud, ECP enables enterprises to quickly turn-up cloud connectivity and adjust bandwidth on-demand through pre-provisioned on-ramps deployed at colocation data centers inside and outside of China.


China Telecom Americas’ Elastic Connection Platform (ECP) offers network operators a direct or hybrid end-to-end interconnection platform with immediate advantages in service delivery, performance, security, flexibility, and cost.

Global Access

Access to China Telecom’s Tier-1 cloud-connected network with on-ramps at 40+ internet exchange (IXP) facilities inside and outside China

Cost Effective

Reduce CAPEX without additional hardware investments and lower OPEX with reliable performance, security and pay-as-you-go monthly billing plans

Rapid Provisioning

Streamlined provisioning through APIs of cloud service provider partners (CSPs) allows quick turn up of connectivity between workloads

Enhanced Reliability

Access Tier 1 service provider private networks equipped with automated failover, redundant connections and rapid MTTR


Features of Elastic Connection Platform



• High-speed network performance and uptime across a global Tier 1 high capacity network

• Single or double-path delivery plus network redundancy result in near 100 percent availability



• Dynamically scale bandwidth from 2M to 10G as requirements change and add VLANs as needed to accommodate new locations or workloads

• Scale bandwidth on-demand through pre-provisioned on-ramps deployed at more than 40 key IBX data centers inside and outside of Mainland China

Ease of Use

Ease of Use

• Intuitive, self-serve portal allows customers to dynamically add CSPs and add or modify interconnect capacity on demand

• Quickly provision secure, high-quality multi-cloud connections in as little as 1 week (for cloud-to-cloud links within ECP data center); 2 weeks (for DC to cloud links within ECP data center); 20-30 working days (for local loop)

Flexibility and Security

Flexibility and Security

• Fast delivery, scalability, and flexible billing options allow customers to deploy the right solution for their applications

• Includes end-to-end encryption and dedicated connectivity for data transfer between data centers and private or public clouds for a secure hybrid cloud environment

Use Cases

Existing MPLS to Cloud

Multinational customer wanted more predictable performance among public, private and hybrid cloud applications and wanted to reduce threat vectors from public internet breakouts.

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DC to Cloud Gaming Pipeline

Large gaming company needed a reliable and efficient way of synchronizing development pipelines from their on-prem data center in Shanghai with their CSP environment in Hong Kong.

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Cloud-to-Cloud IoT Data Lake

Globally distributed industrial company operating large IoT data lake from thousands of connected devices and sensors in the field needed to securely transmit data to a georedundant availability zone outside China for ML application processing and disaster recovery purposes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which cloud providers does ECP integrate into?

China Telecom Americas’ ECP currently provides seamless integration into the APIs of several of the world’s leading providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud (GCP), Alibaba Cloud, and Tencent Cloud.

How much time does it take to provision the ECP service?

While provisioning time varies by deployment type, it typically takes 1 week to configure cloud-to-cloud links within an ECP data center, and 2 weeks to provision a data center to cloud link within the ECP data center.

How does ECP support private cloud environments?

In private cloud environments located in a data center which already has an ECP point-of-presence (PoP), a cross connect is required between the ECP PoP to the customer’s rack. For on-prem environments a local MSTP is required to connect to the nearest ECP cloud PoP.

How does ECP work in a multi-site, multi-cloud environment?

Customers can easily build an any-to-any connection by connecting to our nearest ECP PoP via MSTP, Internet VPN or Cross Connect. For existing customers, a dedicated trunk will be assigned on the MPLS PE router for the traffic between MPLS VPN sites and CSPs nodes using a layer 3 connection in this scenario.

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