Today is the 52nd World Telecommunications and Information Society Day. With the theme of “Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times”, it aims to empower players in the telecommunications industry to help customers speed up their digital transformation and achieve efficient and sustainable business growth. As a member of the International Telecommunication Union, China Telecom is committed to moving at full swing towards this goal.
Conference Adhered to Key Theme
With the aim of delivering superior customer experience in internet services, China Telecom announced its collaboration with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the largest stock exchange in Africa. The pair recently hosted the “JSE and China Telecom – Trading & Interconnectivity Webinar” which saw more than 20 partners from the financial industry discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by financial institutions in China and South Africa under the trend of Digital Transformation.
With Gartner forecasting that the end-user spending on global data centre infrastructure is expected to exceed US$200 billion in 2021, the data centre market is expected to see continuous year-on-year growth until 2024. As such, China Telecom Global has been consolidating its resources and leveraging its data centres around the world to help customers from all sectors to build a digital future.
China Telecom Global announced that it completed the construction of the Western Corridor (Shenzhen Bay Bridge) fibre-optic cable system on December 28, 2020. Being the first large-scale fibre-optic cable connecting Hong Kong and Guangdong Province, the cable system supports large-capacity wavelength division multiplexing system (WDMS) from Shatin in Hong Kong to Binhai in Shenzhen. This cable will play a critical role as the main transmission channel for the future Shenzhen-Hong Kong transmission system.