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25 April 2017
| James Pearce
China Telecom Global has struck a partnership with Daily Tech and Global Switch that it claims is “game-changing” for the data centre industry
The co-operation framework agreement will see CTG and its
partner Daily Tech draw on Global Switch’s
expertise when developing and constructing new data centres and
CTG will draw on Global Switch’s knowledge of
data centre capacity, services, development and management
outside of China when developing sites in new markets.
Global Switch currently operates 300,000 square metres of
space in 10 data centres across hubs in Amsterdam, Frankfurt,
London, Madrid, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.
The collaboration will see the three firms enter a number of
co-operation arrangements around adding to Global
Switch’s international footprint and capacity;
joint marketing of services; one stop service and system
access; plus data centre, network and systems integration
John Corcoran, CEO of Global Switch, said: "The signing of
this agreement is a testament to Global Switch’s
considerable strength, experience and reliability as an
international, large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral data
centre owner, developer and operator.
"It represents another core building block in our future
growth strategy, and is a further demonstration of the
springboard and connectivity we can offer to companies seeking
to expand within a secure, professionally managed and world
The partnership will allow CTG and Daily Tech, a leading
Chinese data centre provider, to boost competitiveness on an
The arrangement was signed officially in Hong Kong on 25
April 2017 in a ceremony attended by Corcoran, CTG CEO Deng
Xiaofeng, and Daily Tech CEO Li Qiang.
CTG said the agreement reaffirms its commitment to play a
key role in delivering China’s Belt ad Road
Initiative, also known as the Silk Road Initiative, which looks
to grow connectivity links between China and Eurasia.
Deng Xiaofeng said: "We are delighted to enter into this
worldwide relationship with two of the data centre
industry’s leading providers. This pioneering and
important agreement will ensure our customers receive quality
and secure data centre infrastructure, facilities and services
as they expand internationally, as well as boosting
CTG’s competitiveness in new markets.
"We are also pleased to be taking another significant step
forward in delivering against the objectives of
China’s Belt and Road initiative."
China Telecom Global,