Leveraging 5G, Network Slicing and MEC to Deliver Real-World Services and True Business Value

In late 2019, China Telecom – the parent company of China Telecom Americas – announced a new 5G network slicing project trial in China that will be focused on the promise and potential of enterprise and industrial applications. This experiment will ultimately lead to the first 5G smart factory, which will then be used as an example and prototype for future 5G use. As 5G’s higher speeds and lower latencies enable numerous new applications from the IoT to the manufacturing floor, the need for network slicing becomes more critical. Network slicing lets communications providers dedicate individual “slices” of the network for IoT and Industrial Internet services, allowing them to allocate their network resources more efficiently.

5G is going to change how companies work and will provide new ways of leveraging real-time data to derive business value. The impact of 5G will be pervasive globally. In fact, the GSMA predicts that 5G will account for almost half of China’s overall mobile connections by 2025, with other markets such as Japan, South Korea and the US having similar rates of adoption.

China Telecom has been at the forefront of exploring what can be achieved through 5G. As part of this commitment, China Telecom has stated that it expects to have access to 300,000 5G base stations by the end of 2020. This is five times the number the company had live at the end of 2019. Clearly, China Telecom and China Telecom Americas expect 5G, and network slicing as part of it, to grow considerably. And we aren’t alone. Industry analyst firm, Global Market Insights, recently predicted that the market for network slicing will experience a growth rate of as much as 15% from now until 2026.

To ensure its customers will be able to truly experience what will be possible, China Telecom has been focused on conducting trials at manufacturing facilities across China to demonstrate the true power of 5G network slicing with Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), a network architecture concept that enables cloud computing capabilities and an IT service environment at the edge of the cellular network. China Telecom is presently working with technology partners and the ETSI to explore standards and specifications for deploying network slicing in MEC-enabled 5G networks.

This is critical because China Telecom understands that each application and service have different requirements for bandwidth capacity, speed and latency. The only common requirement is availability, with 100% being the expectation. Think about a service such as connected cars. According to ABI Research, there will be 41 million 5G connected cars on the road by 2030. China Telecom understands that this type of application will require a much different service profile than what is needed to enable reading of smart meters. Some may require ultra-low latency, others may require high bandwidth, and the ability for China Telecom to deliver exactly what each service needs is made possible by its ability to slice network capacity across the control, data and management planes.

To provide customers with the low latency required by the Industrial Internet, China Telecom will be deploying MEC at the edge of its network globally, which will allow enterprises to leverage the network like never before.

Some of the many real-world applications that China Telecom is working on to deliver to its customers, with the help of its technology partners, include:

  • 5G for Smart Grid
  • Flexible Smart Manufacturing with 5G Edge Computing
  • 5G Intelligent Connected Vehicles
  • Aircraft Surface Inspection
  • Heavy Industry 5G and Smart Manufacturing

China Telecom is truly just beginning to scratch the surface in terms of what 5G can deliver, and the opportunities are endless.

If your business is ready to benefit from the power and potential of 5G please let us know. We’d love to share our experiences working with some of the world’s largest companies.

China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd., 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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IoT and Tech Use Cases in China to Fight COVID-19 (Telemedicine/Healthcare)

With more than 700,000 people worldwide affected by the coronavirus, we as a global community face a pandemic unlike anything any of us has ever seen.  During this time, China Telecom’s and China Telecom Americas’ primary focus has been the safety and well-being of our employees, colleagues, and communities around the world.

As one of the world’s foremost providers of integrated communications and information technology services, however, China Telecom cannot overlook the potential that its technology can play against this invisible enemy that has now stretched to every corner of the globe. China Telecom sees connectivity as an effective means for providing healthcare to the millions of people living in remote areas where individualized medical attention is not possible or economically feasible.

While full and comprehensive healthcare most often requires in-person care, telemedicine can be incredibly effective during the initial phases of diagnosing and treating illness and injury. It can also be a powerful training tool for local healthcare workers to increase their ability to provide the localized care required to identify and stop the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

While connectivity is the logical component of telemedicine based on its ability to conduct teleconsultations and videoconferencing, China Telecom believes that the application of other technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), can also play an important role in improving care globally.

Connecting Globally, Thinking Locally

As the largest subsidiary of China Telecom, it is impossible for China Telecom Americas to look at a global issue such as COVID-19 without considering the implications and opportunities locally in China; an area that is well-suited to provide a telemedicine use case that the world can follow.

China combines a vast geographic area, an aging population, and a lack of infrastructure outside of its major metropolitan areas that would lead one to question its ability to create a blueprint of effective telemedicine that can be replicated in other markets.

Despite these challenges, China has several compelling attributes, such as pervasive mobile broadband, an abundance of talent and technical innovation, and governmental support, which combine to create optimism around how technology can be applied to improve healthcare.

In response to the recent pandemic, there have been several examples of how China Telecom has leveraged technology to serve the greater good.  Some of these examples include:

  • Working to deliver China’s first 5G remote diagnosis of new coronavirus pneumonia using advanced 5G technology with the high bandwidth and low latency required to improve diagnosis and treatment.
  • The use of the China Telecom network to aid in the rollout of online learning programs to support students across China who are not allowed to meet in their usual manner. This has been implemented across all levels of education from primary and middle students to the more than 563 undergraduate courses offered being offered by Peking University that utilize online video, group chats and live streaming.
  • Outside of illnesses related to COVID-19, patients are being treated for a variety of other ailments – both physical and psychological – by doctors and institutions who understand the desire of the public to avoid hospitals as they practice social distancing.
  • The launch of the “5G + Cloud + AI” pneumonia intelligent auxiliary analysis system that improves the accuracy of virus detection and shortens the time of CT scanning. Early data shows that the system can control the reading time within 1 minute through the AI ​​algorithm, with detection accuracy greater than 90% which represents a significant improvement in the efficiency of epidemic diagnosis and treatment.
  • The establishment of the “5G AIoT Anti-epidemic Resumption Solution Online Launch Conference,” focused on exploring how to apply the Internet of Things, 5G, AI and further cloud and network integration to prevent and control epidemics.
  • The use of location data from consumer mobile devices to help identify the travel patterns of carriers of the COVID-19 virus.

While these represent only a handful of the efforts underway, we are confident that use cases like these will ignite further innovation around how technology can be applied to improve healthcare, to control the spread of this virus, and to prevent future outbreaks.

China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd., 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, Tata Communications Partner to drive global connectivity for IoT devices

China Telecom Global and Tata Communications are working together to launch a global Internet of Things (IoT) service in the Chinese market.

The partnership will allow companies to deploy and manage IoT devices easily and cost-effectively within China and internationally across multiple industries, including consumer and industrial electronics manufacturing, automotive, transport and logistics.

China Telecom Global and Tata Communications will cooperate to support global IoT opportunities. The Tata Communications MOVE™ service leverages the company’s relationships with more than 600 mobile network operators worldwide, to ensure that a new IoT-enabled wearable device or automotive system, for example, can be instantly connected, anywhere in the world.

With this platform and capabilities, China Telecom Global will be able to enhance the global reach of its IoT offering, and address the needs of both Chinese and overseas based corporations.

Through this partnership, China Telecom Global also provides Tata Communications with connectivity for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Tata Communications can also leverage China Telecom’s vast 4G network resources to support its customers with competitive and high-quality IoT connectivity in the Greater China market.

For specific vertical industries such as automotive, China Telecom Global will provide Tata Communications with IoT connectivity solutions that are compliant with Chinese market requirements.

According to the China Economic Information Service, China’s IoT industry achieved a compound annual growth rate of more than 25% between 2009 and 2017, and by the end of 2018, the organisation’s Annual IoT Industry Development Report of China valued this market at an estimated CNY 1.5 trillion (USD 222.6 billion). Furthermore, GSMA Intelligence expects there to be 13.8 billion industrial IoT connections globally by 2025, with almost a third, or 4.1 billion, of these connections to stem from Greater China.

“We want to grab our share of the rapidly growing Chinese IoT market,” said Deng Xiaofeng, CEO of China Telecom Global. “China Telecom Global is working closely with Tata Communications to pave the way for innovative and advanced IoT solutions across industries. We’re able to offer our customers the borderless, reliable and affordable network connectivity they need for their different IoT devices. As the volume of connected ‘things’ continues to grow, we are able to give our customers complete visibility and control to make the management of hundreds of thousands of IoT devices easier on a global scale. We also look forward to providing Tata Communications’ customers with reliable IoT connectivity in the Greater China region.”

“The very nature of IoT in areas like automotive infotainment and air travel means that these ‘things’ require borderless, secure and scalable connectivity to allow businesses to capture, move and manage the valuable information they generate on a global scale,” said Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications. “Through our Tata Communications MOVE™ platform and this partnership with China Telecom Global, we look forward to helping to eliminate the complexities that businesses may face when deploying new IoT devices, and accelerate the time-to-market for new innovative IoT-enabled services in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.”

This partnership means that the multinational customers of China Telecom Global and Tata Communications will be able to deploy IoT services across each other’s networks and capitalise on the growth of the global IoT market.

China Telecom Backs Launch of GSMA’s Digital Declaration at Davos

Launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 24, 2019 the ‘Digital Declaration’ is a GSMA led initiative that captures key principles that serve as a guide to ethical behavior in the digital era and demonstrates the private and public sector’s commitment to responsible leadership.  As an active GSMA member, China Telecom is one of the 40 business leaders who have already committed to the declaration. Backing for the declaration spans across several industry sectors and include other CEO representatives from: Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, IBM, KDDI, KT, LG Electronics, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Samsung Electronics, Sharp, SK Telecom, Sony Corporation, STC Group, Telefonica, Turkcell, Verizon, Vodafone and Xiaomi.

GSMA’s Digital Declaration centers around the belief that enabling a positive and people-centric digital future requires constructive collaboration between stakeholders. Governments, industry and international organizations all have a stake in the digital future and must confront these shared challenges in this cross-industry and cross-geographical movement. Its vision calls on businesses to “integrate digital capabilities in every citizen’s education; respect the privacy of digital citizens; handle personal data with responsibility and transparency; foster innovation and investment to benefit consumers; take meaningful steps to mitigate cybersecurity threats; keep the internet open and accessible and combating online harassment.”

The digital age is evolving and experiencing unprecedented change and is changing the way consumers and businesses interact. Pushed by the imminent arrival of 5G networks, it is expected that by 2022, nearly 60 per cent of GDP will be digitized1. China Telecom has embraced the shared vision of acting responsibly and extend consumer trust as we keep pace with the rapid rate of technology change and move into the era of Intelligent Connectivity.

Through continuous expansion of network coverage, China Telecom has built the largest FDD 4G network in the world, covering 98% of the population; the largest FTTH network around the globe, with optical broadband covering over 90% of cities and towns and over 80% administrative villages in China; and a NB – IoT network that is deployed within the whole of CT’s network through more than 400,000 base stations  making our IoT coverage as a leader in both width and scale.

“The digital economy is profoundly changing people’s production modes, lifestyles and thinking as well as the process of human civilization. Network technologies are the cornerstone of the digital world and the main information artery of economic and social development. Only by establishing a safe, high-speed, ubiquitous and intelligent information network can the diversified kinds of information of the digital world be effectively transmitted.” said Mr. Yang Jie, Chairman and CEO of China Telecom, “China Telecom completely agrees with the digital future vision outlined and commits to being a responsible enterprise in the digital age. As a member of the GSMA board, China Telecom is willing to contribute to the creation and prosperity of a mutual-trust, jointly governed digital world together with the international community.”

To learn more about the Digital Declaration and view the details of CEOs that have already joined, visit the GSMA site here.

Notes to Editors

  1. World Economic Forum, ‘Our Shared Digital Future’ Report (Dec 2018)

Huawei and China Telecom Again Win ‘Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks’ Award

Shanghai, China, June 28, 2018 – Huawei and China Telecom have won GSMA’s Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks’ award at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2018. The award recognizes the two companies’ success with an innovative suite of NB-IoT solutions that have won recognition in the industry.

A number of commercial applications have been incubated and deployed using China Telecom’s powerful IoT platform and the strength of its NB-IoT network coverage. The applications include connected cows, smart marathon, smart postboxes, smart meters, bicycle sharing, smart parking, smart street lighting, and environmental monitoring. These applications are widely used in over 40 industries, driving the large-scale commercial adoption of NB-IoT. This most recent award recognizes Huawei and China Telecom’s achievements and contributions through their continued innovation in IoT.

To collaborate with Huawei on incubation of IoT applications, China Telecom has established the Tianyi IoT Industry Alliance as well as IoT OpenLabs in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. The IoT solutions have already enabled a wide range of innovative projects across China.

For example, large dairy farms in Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, and Hebei have deployed the connected cows’ solution, allowing dairy farmers to analyze the health of their animals through real-time monitoring and big data analytics. This enables dairy farmers to track cow estrus more accurately, thus improving production efficiency and profitability.

In Qianjiang, Hubei and Wuxi, Jiangsu marathon organizers have been able to use smart bands in races, allowing them to analyze marathon participants’ health in real time to avoid any emergencies.

Shanghai and Beijing have deployed smart postboxes, making mail delivery more efficient.

In Shenzhen and some other cities, smart meters have been deployed so that water companies can reduce costs associated with pipe leaks and human error. This makes water circulation and operation more efficient.

Huawei has helped China Telecom deploy NB-IoT over its entire network. NB-IoT networks offer large capacity, wide coverage, and low power consumption, enabling IoT services to develop on a large scale. Huawei and China Telecom have deployed a more open full-stack Tianyi Cloud IoT platform, offering device management on the southbound interface and application enablement on the northbound interface. The two companies are working to build an NB-IoT ecosystem with this platform, to help customers succeed.

Huawei and China Telecom remain committed to joint innovation and shared success. Together, they are innovating to create more value and to building a prosperous NB-IoT ecosystem.

MWC Shanghai 2018 runs from June 27 to 29 in Shanghai, China. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth B40.N3 and booth ICA01.N5 Innovation City in the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). For more information, please visit https://carrier.huawei.com/en/events/mwcs2018.

China Telecom, Shenzhen Water Group Deliver the World’s First Commercial NB-IoT-based Water Management Platform

In recent years, Shenzhen has seen escalating water problems. The city was listed among the top 10 most water-scarce cities in China in 2015 and could face a water deficit of 694 million cubic meters per year by 2020.

That’s why the city is prioritizing water management to better plan, distribute and manage the use of water resources.

China Telecom and Shenzhen Water Group have teamed up to launch the world’s first NB-IoT-based smart water project, in which the city collects real-time data from 1,200 smart water meters and monitors pipe networks and water quality control to 4,500 people.

The smart water management platform runs on China Telecom E-Cloud 3.0 and aims to demonstrate the benefits of NB-IoT connected smart meters through transmission reliability and signal penetration tests.

Prior to the pilot test, Shenzhen Water Group had been sending utility staff to customer properties and had problems measuring, identifying and resolving water flow issues and leakages in a timely manner, among other issues. Having to physically visit every customer site to diagnose water issues proved labor intensive, inefficient and costly.

This project required broad coverage throughout the city and physical depth of coverage due to the hard-to-reach water meter locations. To implement the project, China Telecom leveraged its 800 MHz NB-IoT network with over 500 NB-IoT-capable base stations throughout Shenzhen.

Using the new IoT water management platform, Shenzhen Water Group can now receive real-time alerts so that issues big and small can be resolved faster. The smart meters check data pressure and compare throughput at different nodes of the network, which allows the company to find leaks and take necessary preventative measures. They also experience additional benefits, including:

  • Higher data accuracy with the ability to receive data from 99.5% of the meters in each reading.
  • Better visibility into water usage habits and patterns of different consumer groups.
  • Wider coverage over existing networks, with up to a 20dB gain – water meters underground and in basements are more likely to be able to connect to the NB-IoT network than other networks.
  • Open data formats can be combined with other data sources to create big data analysis, so water consumption can be compared to weather conditions.

This smart water management project has set the pace for full utilization of NB-IoT in China’s water industry and is only a part of the nation’s initiative to lead the way in narrowband IoT commercialization. In the future, these efforts could greatly help China develop new benchmarks and create applications and business models based on insights gathered from IoT.

View the full Shenzhen Internet of Things case study here.

China Telecom Showcases Smart Waste Management Platform at the 2017 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China

Last week, the fourth annual World Internet Conference concluded in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China. The three-day expo (December 3-5) has become one of the leading events to catch a glimpse of the latest technologies being developed by China’s leading internet companies and service providers.

At this year’s event, China Telecom shared its 5G network technological advancements and demonstrated its eagerness to contribute to 5G standards and help promote commercialization. To that end, China Telecom has achieved the impressive feat of implementing full NB-IoT coverage in Zhejiang province.

Based on cellular mobile network connection technology, NB-Iot offers reduced costs, lower power consumption and enhanced coverage, in addition to a number of other advantages. Smart meters, smart parking, smart homes, and smart cities have undergone proof-of-concept testing and implementation in many places across China, one of which being the host city of this year’s conference.

Conference-goers were able to preview China Telecom’s latest IoT sensor-equipped smart trash bins that detect and report on garbage levels across the city of Wuzhen.  Attendees who stopped by the China Telecom booth received a demo of the solution with a visualized, real-time report of the sensor-generated data as it was being captured throughout the day.

Here’s how the technology works:

Each smart trash bin placed throughout the town is solar powered. The sun provides energy for a mechanism to engage inside the receptacle and compress the trash once it reaches 90 percent capacity, allowing the can to hold up to 3-5 times the trash load of conventional trash cans. It also reacts to motion sensors, makes emergency calls and has a fire extinguishing feature.

But these smart trash bins aren’t just a way to show off cool IoT technology; they were one of the several efforts to keep Wuzhen clean and curb waste management inefficiency – for instance, reducing fuel costs associated with trash collection trips. Such technology provides important data for environmental and transportation planning, as well as city resource allocation. In a rapidly developing country like China, energy and fuel savings, less waste buildup, smart route optimization, and more importantly, the ability to connect people, things, and data, are all key goals and drivers in becoming environmentally friendly.

This smart waste management solution offers only a glimpse of the IoT future, as there are many other practical applications in the Internet of Things realm. As the Internet continues to weave itself deeper into our lives, it is foreseeable that the “Smart Wuzhen” IoT model and NB-IoT commercialization will allow more and more people in Zhejiang, and throughout China, to enjoy the benefits of smart living.

Philips Lighting works with China Telecom to boost smart city application

Philips Lighting Holding has cooperated with China Telecom to promote smart-city application in China through using its smart Internet-connected lighting technology and China Telecom’s NB-IoT (narrow band-Internet of Things) technology and networks, according to Philips Lighting senior vice president and Greater China president John Wang.

The cooperation will promote construction of smart-city infrastructure and development of smart-city application through connecting smart outdoor lighting systems with smart-city networks, Wang said. As China Telecom has set up an IoT open platform based on Ericsson Device Connection Platform (DCP) to offer IoT management services for global enterprise customers, smart-city application can be introduced to overseas markets via the open platform.

Philips Lighting earlier in 2017 launched CityTouch flex, a smart Internet-connected street lighting system, in the China market, with the system able to connect with various smart-city systems including emergency response, traffic light management, surveillance, pedestrian and traffic monitoring, and monitoring of weather conditions.

In Beijing, more than 100 sets of Philips smart LED street lamps have been connected with China Telecom’s NB-IoT networks.

Philips Lighting has promoted CityTouch in 850 cities around 37 countries. CityTouch is used to manage 150,000 LED street lamps in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to Philips Lighting, LED lighting consumes 50% less power than conventional lighting products and smart Internet-connected LED lighting can further reduce power consumption by 30%. Philips Lighting expects smart Internet-connected LED lighting to cover population of three billion around the world in 2025.

To view the full article, visit DigiTimes

China Telecom Partners Bridge Alliance to Offer Regional M2M/IoT Services

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 30 October 2017 – China Telecom signed an IoT business partnership agreement with Bridge Alliance, enabling China Telecom to provide Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) services to multinational enterprise customers across Bridge Alliance’s footprint.

Bridge Alliance is a leading mobile alliance covering 34 countries or regions in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. According to independent research and advisory firm Analysys Mason, Bridge Alliance is one of the best-positioned operator groups to provide enterprise mobility services to corporations in Asia Pacific.

This non-exclusive partnership comes at an opportune moment, where Asia Pacific is riding high on the IoT momentum. The region, excluding Japan, is forecasted to be the IoT investment leader, with an expected spend reaching $455 billion in 2021.

The agreement leverages Bridge Alliance’s technical and commercial capabilities to provide homogenous solutions across its footprint. This enables China Telecom’s customers to apply a ‘glocalised’ approach tapping on the simplicity of one single integration with China Telecom and the full support and service quality of local networks in Bridge Alliance.

Similarly, Bridge Alliance members can now extend their IoT services to China through China Telecom. As both China Telecom and Bridge Alliance operators have deployed common connectivity platforms, international enterprise customers can have the same experience when deploying their solutions across the footprint of China Telecom and Bridge Alliance. China Telecom will support different collaboration models with Bridge Alliance members for such connectivity requirements into China.

“We are excited to join Bridge Alliance as a business partner. China Telecom has a strong portfolio of multinational enterprise customers who are looking to deploy their products and services across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. Bridge Alliance is the ideal partner to fulfill such requirements. Likewise, China Telecom is also ready to support any inbound opportunities from the member operators into China. With the supporting common platform and the business opportunities across these different regions, we are confident this partnership will be a mutually beneficial and win-win business collaboration,” said Mr. Deng Xiao Feng, Managing Director of Global Business Department of China Telecom.

To view the original press release, visit Media Outreach

Ericsson and China Telecom launch IoT platform

China Telecom and Ericsson are launching a global management support platform for IoT devices.

The platform known as ‘China Telecom’s IoT Open Platform’ will enable customers to deploy and manage IoT devices that are connected globally.  In an attempt to enhance customer experience, the platform will provide solutions and services for several devices.

The companies aim to support enterprises using the platform which is powered by Ericsson’s Device Connection (EDC), to allow businesses around the world to have better access to connectivity.

Magnus Rahm, Head of Global Service Operations, Ericsson, says: “The IoT market is growing very rapidly and we aim to use our expertise in this area to help our customers capitalize on this opportunity.

“Together with China Telecom, we can play a key role in realizing the tremendous potential of the IoT by reinventing processes, creating new services, and capturing new revenue.”

The platform will offer a means of support to China’s growing businesses by increasing mobility in the region, and providing more efficient business practices in the IoT sector.

It will provide enterprise customers with services to better integrate IoT solutions within their business processes, giving them the opportunity to operate more productivity.

China Telecom will use the platform to drive digital transformation among business industries in China, and other countries that provide substantial opportunity for trade.

The move comes as part of supporting China’s One Belt One Road’ development strategy. This was introduced as a means to boost growth between China and other Eurasian countries, enhancing infrastructure, and increasing connectivity and trade. This in turn will offer more economic growth and opportunities for regional businesses in China to invest and work with other international businesses.

To view the full press release, visit Ericsson

China Telecom, Telenor Connexion launch joint IoT platform

China Telecom and Telenor Connexion have presented a common Internet of Things (IoT) Open Platform at the launch event for “eSurfing on the Silk Road, IoT with the World” in Shanghai. This common platform enables both companies to serve their respective customers by providing IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services on each other’s network.

It enables China Telecom’s multi-national enterprise customers with outbound IoT business to deploy their assets and offerings under Telenor Connexion’s networks in the European and other Asian Markets. Similarly, Telenor Connexion’s global customers can get the benefits of the rapidly growing Chinese market by using China Telecom’s IoT network resources and business capabilities.

The switching of IoT subscription between networks is achieved by the integration of the two commonly deployed eUICC platforms that are the key component of IoT collaboration across borders.

China Telecom and Telenor Connexion will cooperate both commercially and technically to create new service models that support the global IoT opportunities. Telenor Connexion will be one of China Telecom’s preferred partners for connectivity in Europe and other Asian regions, while China Telecom will also be Telenor Connexion’s preferred partner for connectivity in China based on the DCP platform and ecosystem.

The companies have also agreed to explore the potential of enhancing existing IoT capabilities and the application of new technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE-M in the global market.

China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd., 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.

Alibaba signs comprehensive partnership with China Telecom

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s announced a comprehensive strategic partnership with China Telecom on Saturday, to carry out cooperation in e-commerce, basic network and security, cloud computing, payment, rural channels, internet of things (IoT) and government procurement.

The two sides will work together to strengthen the construction of intelligent connection, smart family, new applications of information and communication technology (ICT), internet finance and IoT for China Telecom, and new retail, manufacturing, finance, technology and energy resources for Alibaba.

They will further explore deeper cooperation in the future. Alibaba and China Telecom have already carried out cooperation in the fields of data center, basic telecommunication capacity, e-commerce and mobile payment.

To view the original article, please visit China Daily

China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd., 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.

China Telecom to provide UROS Goodspeed’s network in China and Hong Kong

APRIL 04, 2017–China Telecom and UROS Uni-fi Roaming Solutions today announced a partnership to provide international travelers with high-speed mobile internet in both China and Hong Kong at a fixed and affordable daily rate instead of costly roaming service.

China Telecom (CT) will provide 4G mobile service in both markets to give UROS’ users a consistent internet experience. Besides traditional physical SIM cards, this partnership also covers the delivery of mobile service through eSIM technology that is compliant with the latest specifications and guidelines for remote SIM provisioning as laid out by the GSM Association (GSMA), a global association of mobile device makers and mobile network operators.

Deng Xiao Feng, CEO of China Telecom Global, said: “We are excited to support UROS for its connectivity requirements across HK and mainland China. With its CTExcel brand, CT is committed to providing high quality mobile service across the regions for both consumers and enterprises without compromising quality and reliability.

“As part of its focus on innovation, China Telecom together with UROS will support eSIM technology, which can enable advanced eSIM devices to address the increasing demand in the Internet of Things (IoT) market.”

Jyrki Hallikainen, UROS chairman of the Board, said: “UROS is delighted to announce this partnership with China Telecom. We believe that combining the standardized eSIM technology together with our own IoT platform provides the most advanced and reliable solution for our corporate and mobile operator customers. CT’s eSIM coverage will be available for smartphones and Goodspeed mobile hotspot devices as well as future IoT devices globally.”

To view original article, please visit BW CIO World

China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd., 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.

China Telecom picks Keysight tech for NB-IoT device test

China Telecom is using Keysight Technologies’ mobile-IoT test platform to help accelerate its Narrow-Band IoT (NB-IoT) chipset and module certification progress. Based on the E7515A UXM wireless test set, Keysight said it is the only all-in-one test platform vendor to support China Telecom’s NB-IoT RF conformance test and power consumption verification.

Keysight’s mobile-IoT test platform enables the operator to simulate real-world conditions so it’s able to verify critical performance, such as power consumption, RF performance and interoperability, when rolling out new NB-IoT applications, Keysight said in a press release.

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China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd., 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.

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