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China Mobile International opens data centre in “financial capital of the European Union”

Hub comes as trade between Asia and Europe remains strong with significant inter-regional investment flows and growing collaboration in education, research, and other areas.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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February 02, 2021 | 11:55 AM GMT

One of China’s largest telecoms logos has opened the doors of a new data centre in Frankfurt, Germany, in latest drive to support Asia-Europe trade links.

China Mobile International (CMI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile, said the Frankfurt data centre is an important addition to CMI’s growing global network and serves as both an International Network Exchange hub and an Internet Data Centre (IDC).

Located in Mörfelden, the Frankfurt facility connects with CMI’s Singapore and UK data centres, its Global Network Centre in Hong Kong and its global mobile communications and cloud network infrastructure. 

The new data centre will strengthen the international connectivity of iConnect, an integrated solution for carriers and deliver enterprise services to businesses worldwide via CMI iSolutions and mCloud. The building has been designed with two individual cable lead-ins with dual diversity paths and advanced nine-layer security control. The newly built facility is served by a dual power supply from two different power substations.

More than 2,000 international businesses currently leverage CMI’s iSolutions product suite for connectivity and solutions covering IDC, information and communications technology, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud, while more than 10,000 enterprise users rely on CMI’s mCloud cloud-network integration platform.

Dr Li Feng, Chairman & CEO of CMI, said: “CMI is locating our second data centre in Europe in Frankfurt to help provide secure and reliable high-speed connections and enable closer ties between Europe and Asia. 

“COVID-19 has meant more users spending more time online, with increased reliance on digital tools for remote working and learning and online shopping. Technology is now an intrinsic part of almost all aspects of our lives, so more data needs to be processed and stored. This in turn means greater demand for cloud and content delivery solutions.”

CMI’s global footprint includes cable systems, points of presence (POPs) and data centres, as well as collaborative agreements with 29 data centre service providers that extend its services to more than 210 cities worldwide.

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