China Telecom teams up with Tata Communications over global video delivery

Chinese telecoms giant China Telecoms has announced a partnership with Indian network player Tata Communications to facilitate video transmission to and from China and the rest of the world.

The first implementation of this new partnership was the live streaming of the 2015 World Figure Skating from Shanghai to Japan, via the MDX Center exchange in Hong Kong. Both companies are keen to bring attention to their contribution to tackling the logistical challenge of booming on-demand video traffic.

“Mobile video consumption is growing at an exponential rate with  a robust growth trajectory expected in the next five years,” said Pengcheng Fan, VP of Product Development at China Telecoms.  “Through our new video network partnership, China Telecom Global can provide seamless connectivity for our media and entertainment customers across China and the globe. This partnership is defined by connectivity to key global destinations, premium quality and industry leading SLAs. We are excited since this partnership helps to further differentiate our service offerings in the market.”

“Tata Communications is dedicated to offering its media customers access to key media hotspots for the distribution of premium broadcast quality content across the globe. This partnership with China Telecom Global is a natural step in that direction and marks the expansion of Tata Communications’ Global Video Network reach into China. We are excited to leverage China Telecoms Global’s video network in China and offer our customers access to this key region, connecting broadcasters, media and entertainment providers, new bureaus and service providers across the globe.”

This is the latest in a growing trend of telecoms collaborations between the two most populous countries in the world. Last month the former Chairman of Tata – Ratan Tata – revealed a strategic investment in Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, which is currently looking to extend its domestic success internationally

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