China Telecom’s one-stop digital solutions to accelerate tech development in the GBA

Communications service provider China Telecom has launched a series of digital solutions catering specifically to the needs of clients operating in the Greater Bay Area. It aims to support businesses’ operational improvement and innovation by leveraging its cloud-network convergence.

To showcase the leased lines and video communication solution capability, the grand launch event, “A powerful ecosystem – connecting the Greater Bay Area with smart networks”, was live-streamed across Hong Kong, Macao and Shenzhen in Guangdong yesterday.

“As the only operator in the Greater Bay Area that owns physical network resources in Hong Kong, Macao and Guangdong, China Telecom is actively promoting cloud-network convergence,” said Xiaofeng Deng, CEO of China Telecom Global.

“Our fast, intelligent, reliable, secure and low-latency fixed and mobile networks, combined with our dense cloud ecosystem, will satisfy the growing demand from clients for specialised, personalised and diverse cloud services, and demonstrates our commitment to empowering the development of the Greater Bay Area.”

In recent years, China Telecom has built several large-capacity networks in the Greater Bay Area, including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Network Interconnection System; the Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Zhuhai-Macao fibre networks; local optical networks in Hong Kong; and backbone extension networks in Mainland China. These networks span major hubs and data centre zones in all the 9+2 key node cities across the region.

Based on the largest, 32 directions all Optical Cross-Connect network in the region, China Telecom has created the “first” Premium Leased Line for the Greater Bay Area, offering end-to-end intelligent control and bandwidth scheduling.

As the only mobile operator with licences in Mainland China, Macao and Hong Kong, China Telecom provides customers with integrated mobile data packages which allows them to access the mobile network of all three territories by using one SIM card.

The company stated the service will enable enterprises to develop both the Internet of Things and the Internet of People in the Greater Bay Area.

Deng said China Telecom aims to deliver unified operations while building a win-win ecosystem for the businesses and the government in the Greater Bay Area through strategic co-operation, open platforms and the complementary capabilities of the partners in its value chain. The ultimate goal is to accelerate the development of the digital economy in the Greater Bay Area.