China Telecom and Huawei Announce Business Joint Innovation Center

China Telecom and Huawei have established a Business Joint Innovation Center (BJIC) to jointly develop differential, innovative products and solutions that will offer users information and communication services.

The BJIC model has transformed the traditional industry partnership. Both companies invest in joint development, verification, and go-to-market of products and solutions to accelerate provisioning of new products and achieve shared success. This a breakthrough in the history of telecom industry cooperation.

Yang Jie, Chairman of China Telecom, said at the launch event: “China Telecom is committed to becoming a leading integrated intelligent information service operator. We will work with partners from all industries to build Rubik’s cube-style industry ecosystems, in which we can share and create value together for shared success. The BJIC is a useful and important example of win-win cooperation based on the Rubik’s cube-style industry ecosystem. The goals of the center include business model innovation, quick subscriber base growth and quick service monetization.”

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China Telecom Implements a Low Voltage System for Minghua’s $45 million Spartanburg plant

Company Overview

Minghua USA, a division of Jiangnan Mold Plastics Technology Corporation, specializes in developing, manufacturing and selling plastic products and hi-tech molds to major automobile companies such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and General Motors.

To support its North American business initiatives, the company recently invested $45 million into a new 260,000-square-foot facility located in Greer, S.C., a strategic location for companies in the automotive industry.

Business Needs and Challenges

With a new facility arises the need to install network cabling, racks, hardware and more. Minghua needed a network that could provide reliable connectivity for its computers and phones to communicate internally, as well as with its eight China sites and the rest of the world.

However, the customer did not have a team of experts on hand to help design and implement a low voltage system. Due to the number of systems and components required, Minghua was in search of an experienced US partner that understood standard compliance and how system design would work in unison with equipment.

Why China Telecom Americas

Minghua selected China Telecom Americas to design and implement its low voltage system because of its previous success with low voltage projects and its strong domestic support and network presence in China.

China Telecom Americas designed and implemented everything from structured cabling, access control, security surveillance, server room UPS and A/C and digital signage to their IT network, IP private branch exchange and Wi-Fi system. In addition, CTA provided low voltage equipment and installation, configuration services and a dedicated on-site project manager to interface with the client.

Calvin Qing, IT Manager, Minghua HQ, says, “It was no small achievement to roll out a low voltage system with so many sub-systems in a short time frame, especially with plant build-out, EDI testing with BMW and order changes, and China Telecom Americas demonstrated great project management and allocated all of its available internal resources to ensure the project was delivered on time. In fact, the system was completed ahead of schedule.

We feel that the project was customized for our needs and delivered with exceptional attention to detail and a high level of responsiveness.”

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China Telecom, Shenzhen Water Group Deliver the World’s First Commercial NB-IoT-based Water Management Platform

In recent years, Shenzhen has seen escalating water problems. The city was listed among the top 10 most water-scarce cities in China in 2015 and could face a water deficit of 694 million cubic meters per year by 2020.

That’s why the city is prioritizing water management to better plan, distribute and manage the use of water resources.

China Telecom and Shenzhen Water Group have teamed up to launch the world’s first NB-IoT-based smart water project, in which the city collects real-time data from 1,200 smart water meters and monitors pipe networks and water quality control to 4,500 people.

The smart water management platform runs on China Telecom E-Cloud 3.0 and aims to demonstrate the benefits of NB-IoT connected smart meters through transmission reliability and signal penetration tests.

Prior to the pilot test, Shenzhen Water Group had been sending utility staff to customer properties and had problems measuring, identifying and resolving water flow issues and leakages in a timely manner, among other issues. Having to physically visit every customer site to diagnose water issues proved labor intensive, inefficient and costly.

This project required broad coverage throughout the city and physical depth of coverage due to the hard-to-reach water meter locations. To implement the project, China Telecom leveraged its 800 MHz NB-IoT network with over 500 NB-IoT-capable base stations throughout Shenzhen.

Using the new IoT water management platform, Shenzhen Water Group can now receive real-time alerts so that issues big and small can be resolved faster. The smart meters check data pressure and compare throughput at different nodes of the network, which allows the company to find leaks and take necessary preventative measures. They also experience additional benefits, including:

  • Higher data accuracy with the ability to receive data from 99.5% of the meters in each reading.
  • Better visibility into water usage habits and patterns of different consumer groups.
  • Wider coverage over existing networks, with up to a 20dB gain – water meters underground and in basements are more likely to be able to connect to the NB-IoT network than other networks.
  • Open data formats can be combined with other data sources to create big data analysis, so water consumption can be compared to weather conditions.

This smart water management project has set the pace for full utilization of NB-IoT in China’s water industry and is only a part of the nation’s initiative to lead the way in narrowband IoT commercialization. In the future, these efforts could greatly help China develop new benchmarks and create applications and business models based on insights gathered from IoT.

View the full Shenzhen Internet of Things case study here.

China Telecom to support Always Connected PCs

China Telecom has arranged to become one of the first operators to use their LTE networks to provide connectivity for the new Always Connected PC category of devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile PC platform.

OEM brands Asus, HP and Lenovo have developed Windows 10 devices using the platform to be introduced through the first half of 2018.

As well as China Telecom, Italy’s TIM, the UK’s EE and Sprint and Verizon in the US have signed up as network operator partners for the launches.

Selected operators in some countries also plant to stock the devices in their own retail locations.

“With the support of our mobile operator partners, consumers now have the opportunity to enjoy superfast connectivity over LTE networks at an affordable price, anytime and anywhere.”

GDS, SDIC, China Unicom and China Telecom partner to develop upcoming data centre markets

GDS has entered into a non-binding agreement with China Unicom, China Telecom and SDIC to jointly develop data centres in selected upcoming markets in China.

GDS Holdings Limited (GD), a developer, operator of high-performance data centres in China was represented by William Huang chairman at the signing ceremony in Beijing. Chairman Huisheng Wang, representing the State Development Investment Corporation (SDIC), the largest state-owned investment holding company in China, while China Unicom and China Telecom were represented by its chairman’s Xiaochu Wang and Jie Yang respectively.

“We are honoured to participate in this LoI [letter of intent] with these leading state-owned enterprises. As the only private sector company in the consortium, our participation [is] evidence [of] the expertise and market leadership we’ve established over our 17-year operating history,” said Huang.

The agreement signed by all parties is a letter of intent representing the shared demand held by the four companies for large-scale data centre infrastructure and services in selected upcoming markets beyond the core markets. A demand driven by the growth of the Chinese digital economy.

In November, figures by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) found that data figures mobile data traffic in China had risen by 148% year-on-year. Traffic grew to an average of 2.25GB per subscriber a month, while total mobile call minutes fell 4.5% year-on-year said

A pilot project is to be launched in the Tianjin market but the specific details of such are subject to further legal negotiation.

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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 selects ZTE for resource pool pre-commercial trial SDN project

China Telecom has selected ZTE for the provincial cloud resource pool pre-commercial trial software-defined network (SDN) project. The project encompasses seven Chinese provinces: Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan and Jiangxi.

SDN is a developing architecture designed to enable network control using application program interfaces (APIs), or open programmatic interfaces like OpenFlow. The technology helps identify the best route to direct traffic flows across a network. Whenever a packet of data is forwarded to a network switch, principles built into the switch determine where to forward the packet to next. Though still an emerging technology, China has begun to embrace SDN.

ZTE is a major Chinese telecom equipment and systems company. Under the collaboration, ZTE will provide China Telecom full series of SDN solution, including ZENIC vDC controller, Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS), V6000 vRouter, and virtual Firewall (vFW). The SDN controller, VxLAN gateway, virtual switch at Network Virtual Endpoint (NVE) and virtual Firewall will be delivered using virtual machines, according to the companies.

China Telecom said it will launch a cloud resource pool capable of supporting platforms and IT systems. The company said the need for support for automatic resource pool deployment, multi-tenant service, resource pool interconnection while managing construction costs, is driven by the service’s popularity.

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China Telecom Showcases Smart Waste Management Platform at the 2017 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China

Last week, the fourth annual World Internet Conference concluded in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China. The three-day expo (December 3-5) has become one of the leading events to catch a glimpse of the latest technologies being developed by China’s leading internet companies and service providers.

At this year’s event, China Telecom shared its 5G network technological advancements and demonstrated its eagerness to contribute to 5G standards and help promote commercialization. To that end, China Telecom has achieved the impressive feat of implementing full NB-IoT coverage in Zhejiang province.

Based on cellular mobile network connection technology, NB-Iot offers reduced costs, lower power consumption and enhanced coverage, in addition to a number of other advantages. Smart meters, smart parking, smart homes, and smart cities have undergone proof-of-concept testing and implementation in many places across China, one of which being the host city of this year’s conference.

Conference-goers were able to preview China Telecom’s latest IoT sensor-equipped smart trash bins that detect and report on garbage levels across the city of Wuzhen.  Attendees who stopped by the China Telecom booth received a demo of the solution with a visualized, real-time report of the sensor-generated data as it was being captured throughout the day.

Here’s how the technology works:

Each smart trash bin placed throughout the town is solar powered. The sun provides energy for a mechanism to engage inside the receptacle and compress the trash once it reaches 90 percent capacity, allowing the can to hold up to 3-5 times the trash load of conventional trash cans. It also reacts to motion sensors, makes emergency calls and has a fire extinguishing feature.

But these smart trash bins aren’t just a way to show off cool IoT technology; they were one of the several efforts to keep Wuzhen clean and curb waste management inefficiency – for instance, reducing fuel costs associated with trash collection trips. Such technology provides important data for environmental and transportation planning, as well as city resource allocation. In a rapidly developing country like China, energy and fuel savings, less waste buildup, smart route optimization, and more importantly, the ability to connect people, things, and data, are all key goals and drivers in becoming environmentally friendly.

This smart waste management solution offers only a glimpse of the IoT future, as there are many other practical applications in the Internet of Things realm. As the Internet continues to weave itself deeper into our lives, it is foreseeable that the “Smart Wuzhen” IoT model and NB-IoT commercialization will allow more and more people in Zhejiang, and throughout China, to enjoy the benefits of smart living.

Global Switch teams with China Telecom to launch $640m data center

China Telecom and Daily Tech have partnered with Global Switch to launch a new HK$5 billion ($640 million) data center in Hong Kong.

The new facility will be one of Hong Kong’s largest carrier and cloud neutral multi-customer data centers, according to Global Switch, offering low latency connectivity in a network dense environment.

The data center will be located in Tseung Kwan O (TKO) Industrial Estate, part of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park development. It will provide 71,000 square meters of space with 100MVA power supply, and will sit adjacent to the TKO cable landing station.

The data center will deliver a cloud and IT ecosystem for the region, offering access to a variety of products, services and features, including: resilient power and cooling solutions; colocation services, networking services (internet, MPLS, IEPL, CDN and cross-connect services); biometric security, network security services including anti-DDoS; and supporting services.

Deng Xiaofeng, CEO of China Telecom Global, said: “CTG is focused on leading the development of world-class network services to facilitate our customers’ demands for globalization and digitalization.

“We see tremendous business potential in the coming years as more and more people will be connected to the Internet. Leveraging our cooperation partners’ complementary strengths and strategic collaboration, we will continue to provide high-value services to build a brighter future for globalization and informatization.”

The data center is also near the Hong Kong Stock Exchange hosting facility, and will offer customers a hub for growth and a gateway into one of Asia’s most dynamic regions, Global Switch said.

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