China Telecom and IIJ to jointly offer Cloud computing services in China

Telecom Lead Asia: Internet Initiative Japan and China
Telecom have joined hands to provide Cloud computing services in China.


The two companies plan to develop Cloud computing
services such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, and aim to provide them to the Chinese
market from summer 2012.


and China Telecom will provide flexible Cloud computing services in China, as
is provided in Japan, by utilizing IIJ’s experiences in providing Cloud
computing service and utilizing the largest and strongest network
infrastructure owned by China Telecom.


IIJ GIO has been adopted by over 600 Japanese customers.
IIJ considers China as one of the most important markets in Asia.


China Telecom provides services to around 170 million
local line subscribers. China Telecom will offer its data center and network
infrastructure and IIJ will build and operate the Cloud computing platform.


According to a company statement, many Japanese companies
are operating businesses in China and there would be demands for Cloud
computing services. Also IIJ and China Telecom believe there are potential
demands especially for IaaS from Chinese companies. We will cooperate together
in developing and operating many great services most suited in the Chinese


IIJ Global Solutions, a subsidiary of IIJ, will serve as
a contact point for providing Cloud services to the Japanese companies in


As of the end of March 2011, China Telecom
has wireline access lines in service of about 173 million, wireline broadband
subscribers of over 66 million and mobile subscribers of more than 120 million.


China Telecom subsidiary to increase presence in American
mobile market


Recently, CT Americas, an international subsidiary of
China Telecom, decided to explore the US retail market in 2012.  


In January, CT Americas launched its branded mobile
service in Chicago. The cell phones with this branded mobile service will carry
one SIM card with two numbers: one Chinese and one US cell number. The new
service is targeting frequent business travelers, long-term visitors and
students. The international calling rate will be lower than US local operators,
but slightly higher than a calling card.


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