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.

For more detailed information on the project, click here.

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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Milan Stevanovich
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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.

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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

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