Direct Internet Access (DIA)

High performance connectivity options

Product Overview

A high-quality internet connection is essential for effective business operations in China. Direct internet access from China Telecom Americas offers a variety of network options to fit your unique business needs. As a Tier 1 provider, China Telecom Americas and its affiliates delivers outstanding availability, performance, and reach.

Network Overview

Direct Internet Access
Count on nationwide availability and guaranteed bandwidth with this dedicated fiber circuit for traffic running domestically in China. A dual link subscription makes full diversity available.
International Express
Extend your reach with premium international connectivity and leading nationwide coverage. This solution offers the best performance for international traffic with a dedicated fiber circuit.
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Utilize your own ASN and prefix to enable connectivity in China. You also have the flexibility to select routes: non-transit, full transit, or China transit.


High Performance

Ensure optimal performance for web and applications with a Tier 1 provider and SDWAN underlay for offices, datacenters, and hub sites.

Domestic Reach

Enable interactions with more than 420 million Chinese Internet subscribers across all 31 provinces. China Telecom is a Tier 1 and primary ILEC provider.

Program Flexibility

Support a broad range of circuits and POP diversity with China Telecom Americas ILEC capabilities and opportunities to customize solutions.

Guaranteed Bandwidth

Take advantage of a dedicated fiber circuit with symmetric up/down speeds to ensure consistent performance.

Dedicated Circuit

Benefit from your own circuit for maximum scalability and control over performance.

Reduced Latency

Share an IP address across devices in multiple locations by using Anycast with the BGP network solution.

Centralized Management

Take control of your Direct Internet Access in a centralized portal when you bundle your coverage with Netcare Service.

Reliable Connection

Experience consistent data speeds, whether you’re transferring files or video conferencing, with a reliable and robust network connection.


Symmetrical Bandwidth

  • Get consistent up/down speed for efficient file sharing and day-to-day productivity.

Static IP

  • Maintain a static IP address to streamline and simplify file server management and ongoing operations.

ISP Link

  • Connect directly to the ISP infrastructure access point to maximize performance across your operations.

Route Options

  • Choose routes to fit the needs of your business: non-transit, full transit, China transit. Only for BGP customers.

Bandwidth Range

  • Get the optimal network experience for your business with our 2M-20G bandwidth range.

Bandwidth Guarantees

  • Achieve SLO metrics and realize productivity goals with guaranteed speeds and uptime.

Local Circuit Availability

  • Access premium network connectivity with 98% coverage within mainland China.

Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)

  • Maximize availability and efficiency with our low 24-hour MTTR for Beijing City, Shanghai City, Tianjin City, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou, and 48-hour MTTR in many/most areas.

Access Options

  • Benefit from robust protocol options that boost your performance, with MSTP, PON, LAN and Dark Fiber access technology.


  • Guarantee uninterrupted internet access by implementing two active or backup circuits.

IPv6 Enabled

  • Make the most of an improved connection, reliable performance, and increased security.

Primary and Secondary IP Addresses

  • Protect your internet security and data with single WAN IP block and WAN IP+LAN IP(DMZ) addresses to add an extra layer of protection.

Equipment Options

  • Control your business’s mobile device security with both managed and BYOD options.


Which direct access solution is best for my business?

Selecting the right China Telecom Americas direct access solution is based on the specifics of your business. Our Direct Internet Access is ideal for customers that only need domestic connectivity within China. For companies looking for both domestic and international connectivity, our DIA International Express option is ideal. And the BGP solution is designed for those that want to maintain their own ASN and prefix.

Why do we need direct access?

With direct access, your company has a dedicated fiber circuit, static IP address, and symmetric up/down speed for the performance consistency and quality your business needs.

What set China Telecom America’s direct access apart?

As a Tier 1 provider and the ILEC for most providers in mainland China, China Telecom Americas offers the outstanding coverage and performance of a market leader.

What service support is available for direct access internet?

China Telecom Americas operates a 24/7 network operations center (NOC) with bilingual service in Chinese and English.


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