China Telecom Global launches SD-WAN service in HK

China Telecom Global launches SD-WAN service in HKChina Telecom Global has launched a new SD-WAN service portfolio via nodes in Hong Kong and nine other cities, in partnership with software-based networking and security company Versa Networks.

The new service offering enables direct and secure access to public cloud services such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon via backbone networks, and will be accessible via mobile devices.

It also uses Versa’s carrier-grade NFV software to provide an on-the-go network diagnostics solution for customers.

Nodes for the service have been set up in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Paris, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Mumbai, and the offering will grow to over 30 PoPs across APAC, Europe and North America by the end of the year.

CTG also plans to extend the service coverage to major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen using parent company China Telecom's domestic resources.

“In today’s world, everyone knows that you have to connect to the network to win business or run your business. This gets complicated when you have multi-sites or if you want to market very quickly. SD-WAN enables you to connect to the network quicker and be able to manage by yourself,” added China China Telecom Global EVP Joe Han said.

Referring to its new SD-WAN solution, Han said China Telecom will be able to serve customers -- overseas customers connecting to China or Chinese multinationals who want to operate overseas  -- much better and provide much better service.

First published in TelecomAsia