DATA and NETWORK

How’s the data service changing? What’s next? Understanding the nature of future demand, and how to create appropriate supply, is the key to future success. Telecom carriers want to achieve high efficiency and low-cost network. It requires adequate capacity and stability.

Keep connected

Our mission is to connect our data resource together. Through collaboration, each member may reach a wider coverage than they could by working alone, creating a high-efficiency international network.

GRIP

Introduction:

As both international bandwidth and global service coverage demand are increasing tremendously, no single telecom carrier can satisfy all the demands.  To cope with the changing trend and challenges in telecommunications industry, China Mobile International Limited (CMI) setup a carrier partnership platform, Global Resource Improvement Platform (GRIP), under the framework of hi-H program focusing on global network resource improvement for each member.

The main principle of GRIP is that the network strengths of each member shall be shared with the other members to compensate for their own weaknesses. All GRIP members are expected to achieve the following network advancement outcomes after joining: 1) Global Coverage; 2) Low Cost; 3) Fast Delivery; 4) High Quality.

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GRIP Collaborations

1. Connectivity Collaboration

  • Allow members to share new subsea cable project ideas and their network requirements
  • Reinforce existing subsea cables, backhauls or local loops resources cooperation to strengthen route diversity

2. IDC/POP Collaboration

  • Enable members to share their IDC/POP resources to increase members’ global service coverage

3. Online Resources Trading Platform

  • Establish an online platform for members to look for suitable network resources effectively
  • Set-up a joint procurement consortium particularly for GRIP members to procure common network requirements

4. Resources Management

  • Establish standard price table, standard MSA and regular service performance report for GRIP members

Achievement

China Mobile International has completed ~USD 30M for 700G bandwidth subsea resources collaboration through hi-H GRIP. Further resources collaboration initiatives are being developed to enhance both CMI and partners’ network and provide high quality telecom services to our customers.

The Belt and Road initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative, known as the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, is a collaborative development tactics proposed by the Chinese government that aims to connect Asia, Europe and Africa along five routes for economic advancement. The conceptual framework of The Silk Road Economic Belt is to link China to Europe through Central Asia and Russia; connect China with the Middle East through Central Asia; and bring together China and Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Indian Ocean. Whereas the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road stresses on the utilization of Chinese coastal ports to link China with Europe through the South China Sea and Indian Ocean as well as connect China with the South Pacific Ocean through the South China Sea.
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The six economic corridors specified in the Belt and Road Initiative can enable CMI to transform its telecom infrastructure into a deeper collaborative basis with carriers.

These are expected to create new opportunities to facilitate an increasing number of direct connections with carriers across Central Asia and South East Asian such as JAS Tel, Kazakhtelecom, MegaFon, Mongolia Telecom, MPT, Multinet, PTCL, Rostelecom, True, TTK and VimpelCom etc. The connectivity of infrastructure facilities including railways, highways, air routes, telecommunications, oil and natural gas pipelines and ports, will also be promoted under this strategic cooperation framework.

Meanwhile, a new business movement will be induced to establish an infrastructure network connecting various Asian sub-regions with other parts of Asia, Europe and Africa. IT opportunities such as land cable connection and cloud opportunities will therefore grow under this infrastructure boom, while Internet exchange hub could be in China & Central Asia.

In terms of people-to-people bonds, efforts will be made to promote exchanges and dialogues between different cultures, strengthen friendly interactions between individuals coming from various countries and heighten mutual understanding and traditional friendships. These will form the basis for the advancement of voice, P to P and A to P network business.

Steps will be taken to advance signing of co-operation memoranda of understanding (MoU) or plans for the establishment of a number of bilateral agreements for the Belt & Road initiative to further develop telecommunications businesses.