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China Mobile launches data centre in Frankfurt

03 February 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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China Mobile International Limited (CMI) has opened a new data centre in Frankfurt, Germany.

The addition of the Frankfurt data centre facility was labelled as “an important addition to CMI’s growing global network” and it is set to serve as both an International Network Exchange hub and an Internet Data Centre (IDC).

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

“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 provides professional one-stop-shop services to help carrier and enterprise customers respond to and meet the needs of their users in a new era of digital globalization.”

The new 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.

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.

“With an extensive footprint of cable systems, data centres and more than 80 Cloud Connect POPs, CMI provides global access with ample bandwidth, flexible connectivity and comprehensive one-stop services,” added Feng.

“Serving international customers, especially Chinese enterprises looking to expand in Europe, our new facility is helping confirm Frankfurt as a premier data centre hub.”

Located in Mörfelden, the CMI Frankfurt Data Centre is designed with two individual cable lead-ins with dual diversity paths and advanced nine-layer security control.