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 and Huawei Announce Business Joint Innovation Center

China Telecom and Huawei have established a Business Joint Innovation Center (BJIC) to jointly develop differential, innovative products and solutions that will offer users information and communication services.

The BJIC model has transformed the traditional industry partnership. Both companies invest in joint development, verification, and go-to-market of products and solutions to accelerate provisioning of new products and achieve shared success. This a breakthrough in the history of telecom industry cooperation.

Yang Jie, Chairman of China Telecom, said at the launch event: “China Telecom is committed to becoming a leading integrated intelligent information service operator. We will work with partners from all industries to build Rubik’s cube-style industry ecosystems, in which we can share and create value together for shared success. The BJIC is a useful and important example of win-win cooperation based on the Rubik’s cube-style industry ecosystem. The goals of the center include business model innovation, quick subscriber base growth and quick service monetization.”

Eric Xu, Huawei’s rotating CEO, stated: “China Telecom and Huawei have transformed their traditional cooperation model into an innovative, constructive, comprehensive and future-oriented one. eCloud, which is now in a mature stage of development, is a good example of our collaboration. We have shifted from the old equipment-selling partnership to a new cooperation model centered around joint business innovation. This is why we launched our BJIC today.”

Gao Tongqing, Executive Vice President of China Telecom, gave a general introduction to the BJIC and China Telecom’s Transformation 3.0 strategy at the Barcelona launch event. He explained the direction of the cooperation centered around Rubik’s cube-style industry ecosystems. “By aligning strategies, combining strengths and complementing advantages, China Telecom and Huawei will execute their strategies, build a new type of partnership, and achieve shared success based on the BJIC,” said Gao. “The initial stages of the joint innovation will focus on the four domains of Smart Home, cloud-and-network integration, IoT, and 5G. The cooperation between the two companies will expand to include more domains as industry needs and technologies evolve.”

At the launch event, China Telecom and Huawei showcased three innovative outcomes of recent cooperation, including Video 3.0, eCloud, and all-optical networks. For IPTV services, Video 3.0 ensures the best experience including fast channel change, VOD smooth play, a nine-screen guide, a four-screen view, voice search, and personal TV recommendations. Audiences on site experienced real-scenario services based in China via global networks.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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