Cisco-Viptela SD-WAN Hybrid Solution

With the proliferation of Cloud applications and IoT connected devices, enterprises embracing digital transformation are demanding a shift to Software Defined Wan (SD-WAN) technologies that promise greater  flexibility and agility. As a global technology leader, China Telecom is pleased to announce we have set out to build a best-in-class Software Defined Wan (SD-WAN) platform  built over our advanced  private network, delivering network controls to secure and manage your data while offering access to your customers, partners and employees in China, Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Our  SD-WAN Platform Objectives

  • Connect customers overseas branches with greater security
  • Ability to adapt in real time to bandwidth demands and network conditions
  • Reduce WAN complexity and maintenance
  • Decrease your management and administration costs

Our SD-WAN Platform Features

  • Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) / Mass Traffic Transfer Support
  • WAN Optimization –  Protocol acceleration, Compression, De-duplication
  • vCPE  – Rapid delivery (minute level), Simple configuration modules, Hardware decoupling, NFV re-architect support
  • Traffic Encryption
  • Traffic Visualization  – Visualized topology, reports with multiple alerts
  • Access to Public Cloud Platforms

Our Plans in 2017

Currently, we have selected Hong Kong, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Frankfurt as the initial deployment cities for SD-WAN proof-of-concept testing. By Q3 2017, we plan to build at least four SD-WAN sites in geographically strategic locations, including Singapore, Sydney, Paris and London.

To discover how we can deliver bandwidth, visibility, cost and control for your company, contact us today or fill out a form to download our new SDWAN Gartner Report

10G Global Wavelength Promotion

For a limited time, get discounts on all 10G Global Wavelength services fully dedicated, SLA-based, Layer 1 or 2 point-to-point (P2P) private lines running over SDH or DWDM technology.

Promo Details:

Promotion Cable List:
ASE, APG, SJC, SJC+Faster, PC1, SMW5, AAE-1, TSR and TEA4

Applicable Bandwidth:
10G or multiple 10G

Minimum Contract Term:
Minimum 12 month contract term required for discount. Get additional 5% off / 24 month terms, and 10% off / 36 month terms.

Markdown Level:
Discounted cable list pricing. Contact us for rapid quotation with discount

From 2008 to 2018, China Telecom’s transmission network capacity has increased 42% annually to support the rapid growth in global internet traffic. Today, China Telecom is a leader in “next generation” optical fiber infrastructure covering some 220 kilometers with 5,039 lines of 100G and a total capacity of 590 Tbit/s through its business partners and affiliates.

Global customers leverage CTA’s affiliate’s highly diverse, state-of-the-art infrastructure that spans 48 cable systems, 300+ Data Centers, 500+ Points of Presence (PoPs) in 80+ countries and regions around the world. Combined with our highly experienced, bilingual project teams, China Telecom Americas has the ability to deliver on custom network designs for the most rigorous requirements within as little as 45 days.

  • Tier-1 global network offers reliable end-to-end connections between the US and China, and global route diversity across 48 international cable systems with 500+ points of presence (POPs) covering 80+ countries and regions.
  • Cross-scheduling capabilities allow China Telecom to quickly respond to changing customer requirements, including rapid service order delivery and capacity changes.
  • CTA’s SDH and DWDM/OTN are developed and deployed in compliance with the relevant ITU-T (International Telecommunication Union) standards.
  • Dedicated private connectivity service based on our next generation SDH/SONET and DWDM transport platforms.
  • CTA’s IEPL service as well as Global Wavelength service are MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) certified services.
  • One-stop-shop service to facilitate ordering, contracting, provision, billing and management of service.
  • 24/7 proactive, real-time monitoring and management via our two Global Network Operation Centers.
  • Industry leading SLAs with 99% or greater network availability.

Private Line Markdown

As your organization expands across the globe, you need fast and cost-effective access to highly resilient communication networks. Security, speed and ability to scale – all of these factors are crucial to the growth of your business. At China Telecom Americas, we help global enterprises meet those needs with a suite of dedicated, point-to-point international private line services.

Leveraging our CTA affiliate’s extensive backbone capacity around the world, we empower your global business as your US-based, single point-of-contact for rapid delivery of premium international ethernet private lines (IEPL), private leased circuits (IPLC) and global wavelength services at highly competitive prices.

For a limited time, get up to 70% off on all fully dedicated, SLA-based, Layer 1 or 2 point-to-point (P2P) private lines running over SDH or DWDM technology, including international Ethernet Private Lines (EPL), Private Leased Circuits and/or Wavelengths.

Applicable Metros & Regions:
Singapore, Tokyo, Vietnam (key metros), London, Frankfurt, San Jose, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Qingdao and Chengdu

Applicable Bandwidth:
2M ~ 100G

Minimum Contract Term:
Minimum 12 month contract term required for discount. Get additional 5% off / 24 month terms, and 10% off / 36 month terms.

Markdown Level:
Up to 70% off circuit list price. Contact us for rapid quotation with discount.

From 2008 to 2018, China Telecom’s transmission network capacity has increased 42% annually to support the rapid growth in global internet traffic. Today, China Telecom is a leader in “next generation” optical fiber infrastructure covering some 220 kilometers with 5,039 lines of 100G and a total capacity of 590 Tbit/s through its business partners and affiliates.

Global customers leverage CTA’s affiliate’s highly diverse, state-of-the-art infrastructure that spans 48 cable systems, 300+ Data Centers, 500+ Points of Presence (PoPs) in 80+ countries and regions around the world. Combined with our highly experienced, bilingual project teams, China Telecom Americas has the ability to deliver on custom network designs for the most rigorous requirements within as little as 45 days.

  • Tier-1 global network offers reliable end-to-end connections between the US and China, and global route diversity across 48 international cable systems with 500+ points of presence (POPs) covering 80+ countries and regions.
  • Cross-scheduling capabilities allow China Telecom to quickly respond to changing customer requirements, including rapid service order delivery and capacity changes.
  • CTA’s SDH and DWDM/OTN are developed and deployed in compliance with the relevant ITU-T (International Telecommunication Union) standards.
  • Dedicated private connectivity service based on our next generation SDH/SONET and DWDM transport platforms.
  • CTA’s IEPL service as well as Global Wavelength service are MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) certified services.
  • One-stop-shop service to facilitate ordering, contracting, provision, billing and management of service.
  • 24/7 proactive, real-time monitoring and management via our two Global Network Operation Centers.
  • Industry leading SLAs with 99% or greater network availability.

MPLS Markdown

Running over CN2 (AS 4809) – China Telecom’s next-generation global carrier network – our Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology offers a resilient, high-performance network with six classes of service and industry leading SLAs to support your mission-critical traffic.  For a limited time during our MPLS VPN Markdown, new MPLS VPN customers can take up to 40% off port fees and local loop circuits.*

Promo Details (MPLS VPN Markdown)

Individual Site (Mainland China Only) Port Fee Discount / 1-year contract term:
Up to 45% off port charge and 40% off local loop charge (maximum discount applied to circuits orders of 100M or above)

Multisite (Mainland China Only) Port Fee Discounts / 1-year contract term:
2-5 Sites; up to 38% off
6-10 Sites; up to 40% off
11-19 Sites; up to 43% off
20+ Sites; up to 45% off

Multisite (Mainland China Only) Local Loop Discounts / 1-year contract term:
2-5 Sites; up to 35% off
6-10 Sites; up to 38% off
11-19 Sites; up to 40% off
20+ Sites; up to 43% off

Or get the maximum discount applied for multiple sites if the total bandwidth combined from all sites exceeds 155M

For 2-year or 3-year contracts, take an extra 7% or 15% off, respectively

This promotion is only for any new MPLS VPN customers

Discount applied depends on the individual port bandwidth range

This promotion will expire on June 30, 2021

Benefits & Features

Worldwide Reach

  • MPLS VPN offers direct connections to leading cloud service providers (CSPs) inside and outside of China
  • Access premium service coverage in over 300 cities across Mainland China with dual POPs in 161 cities and dual PEs in 148 single POP cities
  • Leverage the power of network-to-network Interface (NNI) connections with more than 100 carrier partners

Customized Deployment

  • Select from a variety of access types and speeds (Nx64, T1, DS-3, OC-3, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet) and topologies (point-to-point, star, full mesh)
  • Includes the ability to run BGP over MPLS and support for IPV4/IPV6 dual stack service
  • Burstable bandwidth options allow bursting of traffic to other class of service when there is residual bandwidth, or burst to the maximum VPN port speed (Platinum Class only)

Elastic Connection Platform

Elastic Connection Platform (ECP) is an SDN-based interconnection solution for globally distributed enterprises seeking secure and reliable premises to cloud, DC-to-cloud, and cloud-to-cloud private connectivity inside and outside of Mainland China.

Utilizing APIs and integrations to leading cloud service providers (CSPs) and exchange partners, ECP users can flexibly provision layer 2 or layer 3 connections to scale bandwidth on-demand from 85+ cloud on-ramps in 40+ key interconnection metros worldwide.

For companies to stay competitive in an increasingly always-on, digital world, IT departments need cloud networks built for agility and resiliency to be able to deliver value for the business.

With CTA’s Elastic Connection Platform, network teams get the confidence they need from key cloud nodes in the network so application response times stay snappy, bandwidth is being properly utilized and any failures or outages are avoided or quickly repaired.

Cost-effective way to reduce CAPEX without additional hardware investments needed and lower OPEX with SLA-backed reliability and performance, streamlined provisioning & pay-as-you-go monthly billing plans.

Scalability from 2M to 10G on ECP connections as requirements change, and extend VLANs to the cloud as needed to accommodate new sites or application workloads.

Fast delivery from 24 hours to turn up cloud-to-cloud connections (within ECP direct connect network), 3-7 working days for DC-to-cloud (within ECP direct connect network), 20-30 working days for on-prem-to-cloud deployments (if a local loop is required).

Extensive coverage and topology options from P2P, Hub and Spoke, Full mesh (Any-to-Any) with reach across 40 key cloud IPX metros globally, including Equinix Cloud Exchange data centers in 22 metros.

Trusted reliability and protection with end-to-end SLAs available.

Increased visibility with end-to-end real time monitoring as a default service.

Flexibility with either layer 2 and layer 3 connection architecture options to support multi-region, hybrid cloud environments.

Performance benefits from avoiding the public internet in China, and having automated failover on redundant connections as a part of the base service.

Expanded Service Access During COVID-19 Free trials and discounts to support business operations without interruption.

China Telecom Americas firmly believes that we will win the “battle” against COVID-19 together, and stands with all of our valued partners, customers and industry peers around the world to provide urgently needed communications services with free trials and discounts of up to 70% off across our product portfolio.

Below are details on CTA’s plans that will hopefully help (with more in the works), so please contact us to discuss how we can support your specific needs during this time.

Ethernet Private Line (EPL) Service Discounts
Up to 70% mark down on new orders of International Ethernet Private Line Services with bandwidth requirement <10G for:

  • Asia and Mainland China
  • Asia and Asia
  • Europe and Mainland China
  • US and Mainland China
  • Europe and APAC
  • US and APAC
  • Europe and US

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Managed CPE Installation Discounts
Get 10% off leading hardware brands + 20% off installation services
Get 20% off installation packages with any equipment purchase for new customers
Get 15% off installation packages with any equipment purchase for existing customers

The installation package includes:

  • Unboxing, mounting, physical installation and powering on devices
  • Cable connection in rack (cable materials and accessories are not included)
  • Basic configuration of the equipment to make it accessible remotely via IP or remote desktop for console port access
  • Remote connection configuration (Telnet, SSH, etc.)
  • Layer-3 Connection testing
  • Only responsible for items purchased from CTA

Discount is valid for any equipment from below category:

  • Network Hardware (Firewalls, Routers, Switches, Load Balancers, WAN Optimization Appliances)
  • Servers and Storage
  • WLAN Devices (Access Points, Access controllers)
  • Unified Communications and Phone Systems
  • End devices (Laptop, desktop, printer, VoIP phones)

Promotion expires March 31, 2021.

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MPLS VPN Discounts
CTA is offering up to 40% off MPLS port fees and 45% off local loop circuits.

  • Individual Site (Mainland China Only) Port Fee Discount / 1-year contract term:
    Up to 45% off port charge and 40% off local loop charge (maximum discount applied to circuits orders of 100M or above)
  • Multisite (Mainland China Only) Port Fee Discounts / 1-year contract term:
    2-5 Sites; up to 38% off
    6-10 Sites; up to 40% off
    11-19 Sites; up to 43% off
    20+ Sites; up to 45% off
  • Multisite (Mainland China Only) Local Loop Discounts / 1-year contract term:
    2-5 Sites; up to 35% off
    6-10 Sites; up to 38% off
    11-19 Sites; up to 40% off
    20+ Sites; up to 43% off
  • To get the maximum discount applied for multiple sites, the total bandwidth combined from all sites must exceed 155M.
  • For 2-year or 3-year contracts, take an extra 7% or 15% off, respectively.
  • This promotion is only for any new MPLS VPN customers
  • Discount applied depends on the individual port bandwidth range
  • This promotion will expire on June 30, 2021.

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Mobile VPN Solutions Free-Trial
CTA is providing a free trial of Mobile VPN for our enterprise customers to seamlessly access to SaaS, private and public clouds.

  • SSL VPN to SaaS – Powered by our affiliate’s mobile VPN access points, CTA is authorized to provide SaaS VPN deployed across worldwide backbone routes with interconnections to SaaS providers like Oracle, Office365 and Salesforce and compatible with all devices.
  • SSL VPN to MPLS VPN – Specifically designed for our affiliate’s hybrid VPN users for faster and more stable access to customers’ intranet leveraging our affiliate’s carrier-grade-supported account authentication.
  • SSL VPN to Public Cloud Service Providers – A fully-redundant, secure and high-speed interconnection service that allows users to access cloud service providers (CSPs) from their mobile devices. Powered by our affiliate’s global backbone network and public cloud on-ramps, the solution provides direct link-access to most commonly-used enterprise platforms, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud.

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Managed Services Discounts
CTA is offering up to 30% off Managed Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) Implementation / Installation Services including:

  • Equipment warehousing, staging, unboxing, rack mounting, in-rack cabling, power on and initialization.
  • Basic configuration for network setup (customer provides config files).
  • Remote connection configuration service.
  • Layer-3 connection testing for WAN/LAN network.
  • Remote Hands services.

*Network design, cable materials and accessories not included.

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Network Equipment & Hardware Discounts
CTA is reducing the cost of select models of network hardware from leading brands like Cisco, Cisco Meraki, Juniper, Palo Alto and other leading brands by 8% to help companies that need to rapidly deploy infrastructure do so at the absolute lowest cost possible in the market at this time.

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Global IaaS Platform Free-Trial
CTA is extending free trials of our affiliate’s IaaS platform (only applicable for first-time registration) for enterprise needing access to a large pool of high availability public cloud resources with availability zones across domestic China and globally.  The IaaS free trial includes:

  • Complete laaS services including Compute, Network, Storage
  • Microsoft or Linux OS Options
  • 2 vCPU / 4 GB vRAM / 60G Storage / 10Mbps Bandwidth Connection
  • Self-service Management Portal in English
  • Migration and resource planning consultation service
  • Customized VPC and VPS proof-of-concept services available

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Cloud Voice Conference Free-Trial
CTA is offering 1-month free trial for local and overseas enterprises to conduct online meetings with unlimited participants in order to facilitate home office arrangements.

  • Current enterprise customers enjoy 3000-minute cloud conference per month from designated countries/regions for free.*
  • New enterprise customers eligible for a free trial account and 1-month trial upon request with 1000-minute cloud conference for free.
  • Multiple access options available with innovative new features including direct WeChat access, conference, etc.*Available countries include mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, United States, Canada and Singapore.

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Have questions or suggestions on how we can help?  Please get in touch to request a meeting.

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Terms and Conditions:

*Eligible customers must use Cloud Conference services (including content and purpose) legally and obey confidential policies. The free trial is only applicable for conference that within 2 hours (120 minutes) with up to 100 participants each time.
*CTA reserves the right of final decisions.
*Except for exclusions, the above special offers are available, but subject to change at anytime without notice.