|[June 27, 2017]
China Telecom and Orange Business Services Extend Strategic Partnership to Provide Seamless IoT Experience for Enterprises
China Telecom (News - Alert) and Orange Business Services announced the extension of
their strategic partnership into the IoT space today at the launch event
of "eSurfing on the Silk Road, IoT with the World" in Shanghai, China.
The new cooperation will enable both companies to serve their respective
enterprise customers through a combined footprint across three
continents - Asia, Europe and Africa.
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Multinational customers of China Telecom and Orange (News - Alert) will be able to
deploy IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services across each other's
networks. China Telecom's enterprise customers with outbound IoT
business can deploy their assets and offerings on the Orange networks in
Europe and Africa. Similarly, Orange global enterprise customers can
leverage the rapidly growing Chinese market by relying on China
Telecom's IoT network resources and business capabilities. Both partners
propose a global solution to address local IoT connectivity
requirements, leveraging eUICC capabilities and the commonly deployed
Device Connectivity Platform of Ericsson (News - Alert) for a seamless customer
China Telecom and Orange will cooperate both commercially and
technically to create new service models that support global IoT
opportunities. Under this agreement, Orange will be one of China
Telecom's preferred partners for connectivity in Europe and Africa,
while China Telecom will support Orange for connectivity in China. Both
companies also agree to jointly explore the potential of enhancing
existing IoT capabilities and the application of new technologies such
as mobile IoT in the global market.
Mr. Deng Xiao Feng, Managing Director of Global Business Department of
China Telecom, said, "China is one of the fastest growing markets for
IoT applications. China Telecom is working closely with Orange to push
for the building of an innovative and advanced IoT solution to capture
global IoT opportunities. China Telecom together with Orange will
address the increasing IoT demand, and we are excited to support our
enterprise customers with the IoT Open Platform, leveraging each other's
strengths and capabilities. We are able to expand business into other
regions with an open, cooperative, mutually beneficial and win-win
business collaboration. The fruits of global IoT development can benefit
companies from each country."
Mr. Karsten Selle, ice President, Finance & Administration of Orange
Mobile Enterprise, said, "Orange Business Services (News - Alert) is always striving
for innovative solutions to respond to the global needs of its
customers. We are looking forward to creating together with China
Telecom true business benefits around the global IoT projects of our
respective customers. With this extended footprint in Asia, we further
strengthen our IoT and data analytics offering, Datavenue, with enhanced
global connectivity capabilities."
About China Telecom
China Telecommunications Corporation (News - Alert)
("China Telecom") is one of the largest state-owned telecommunication
companies in China, with a total registered capital of RMB220.4 billion.
At present, the size of China Telecom's total assets exceeds RMB 700
billion, with annual revenue of more than RMB 380 billion. Ranking 132nd
in the 2016 Fortune Global 500, China Telecom was awarded the Most
Honored Company, the Best Managed Company in the Asia Telecom Sector, as
well as the Best Managed Company in Asia by esteemed international
institutions for consecutive years.
With the world's largest broadband Internet network and a leading-edge
mobile network, China Telecom is capable of providing cross-region,
fully-integrated information services to global customers through its
sound customer service channel system. Its comprehensive service
capability has earned China Telecom a large customer base. By the end of
2016, the number of its broadband Internet subscribers exceeded 144
million, mobile subscribers exceeded 215 million, and fixed-line
subscribers exceeded 132 million.
To drive corporate transformation, China Telecom has rolled out
Transformation 3.0 strategy with a focus of upgrading intelligent
network, service ecosystem and smart operation for the digital
ecosystem. China Telecom will strive to become a leading comprehensive
intelligent information service provider, with the aim of becoming a
powerhouse in the Internet and cyber realms in order to serve the
society and enhance people's wellbeing.
About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the
B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its 21,000 employees, is focused on
supporting the digital transformation of multinational enterprises and
French SMEs across five continents. Orange Business Services is not only
an infrastructure operator, but also a technology integrator and a
value-added service provider. It offers companies digital solutions that
help foster collaboration within their teams (collaborative workspaces
and mobile workspaces), better serve their customers (enriched customer
relations and business innovation), and support their projects (enriched
connectivity, flexible IT and cyber defense). The integrated
technologies that Orange Business Services offer range from Software
Defined Networks (SDN/NFV), Big Data and IoT, to cloud computing,
unified communications and collaboration, as well as cybersecurity.
Orange Business Services customers include over 3,000 renowned
multinational corporations at an international level and over two
million professionals, companies and local communities in France.
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is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with annual
sales of 40.9 billion euros in 2016 and has 265 million customers in 29
countries at 31 March 2017. Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol
ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
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