Photo - Chiew Kok Hin, CEO, AIMS Group
Malaysia-based carrier-neutral data centre and managed service provider AIMS Group's new partnership with China Telecom [CT] extends premium IP routes to mainland China
"With this CT-AIMS partnership collaboration, Malaysian companies and AIMS' customers seeking to venture into the Chinese market can now leverage on the established premier IP China routes for more synergistic business and content sharing opportunities between China and ASEAN ISPs," said AIMS Group chief executive officer, Chiew Kok Hin.
Under the agreement, Chiew said AIMS will be a reseller of CT's premium IP routes as well as Chinese data centre capacity to local corporations looking for extension into various Chinese cities.
"In hand with this arrangement, AIMS will be working with CT to roll out IPVPN (Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network) services as more Chinese Internet Content is expected to be in demand by the Malaysian market," he said.
The partnership was also in tune with the Malaysian government's EPP [Economic Entry Point] 3 vision to position Malaysia as a world-class data centre hub, said Chiew.
"AIMS' select partnership with CT as Asia's telecommunications and Internet Service Provider (ISP) is part of our on going effort in providing more value added services and competitive variation to our customers who require a niche from their data centre provider," he said.
Photo - Li Jun, President of China Telecom (M) Sdn Bhd.
China Telecom (Malaysia) president, Li Jun, said, "CT's partnership with AIMS also has the objective of attracting ISPs and Internet Data Centre (IDCs) providers in Malaysia to do business with CT."
"This partnership marks an important milestone in CT's role to support Malaysia in establishing itself as an Asean regional hub for telecommunications," he said, adding that CT's data centre operations expertise was behind having more than 300 IDCs in mainland China including cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Chengdu as well as five IDCs overseas.
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