AT&T, China Telecom to Jointly Develop New Services in IoT, Cloud Big Data, VoLTE Roaming and SDN

AT&T, China Telecom to Jointly Develop New Services in IoT, Cloud Big Data, VoLTE Roaming and SDN Image Credit: AT&T

AT&T and China Telecom signed a framework agreement strengthening their cooperation to develop more advanced network services for multinational companies doing business in China.

The companies are looking to help multinational customers use highly secure global communications to fuel business growth in China and around the world. AT&T and China Telecom will jointly explore ways to create new services in Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based big data, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming, and software-defined networks (SDN).

The agreement confirms an intent to renew the 20-year authorization for Shanghai Symphony Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (SST), the joint venture formed by AT&T, China Telecom and Shanghai Information Investments, signed in 2000. The parties intend to expand the scope of SST and the locations it serves to bring new business services and technologies to customers.

Under the agreement both companies will help establish industry standards for SDN and accelerate their adoption; begin bilateral roaming tests contemplated in a previously executed roaming agreement for business customers; and explore the potential of VoLTE roaming.

Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO, AT&T Business Solutions and International Segment
Global businesses have to be innovative and agile to succeed today. Growing our relationship with China Telecom, AT&T is helping multinational customers have consistent access to the advanced solutions they need in China. 

Gao Tongqing, Executive Director and EVP of China Telecom 
Working with AT&T, China Telecom is creating future business solutions that use enterprise mobility, cloud, IoT and other technologies.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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