Connecting the world

A leading operator providing both fixed-line and mobile services in China, major stakeholders include Alibaba, Tencent, Renshou insurances and Suning Electronics. The company has 31 offices all over China as well as 19 overseas operations with more than 500,000 employees and was placed 241st in the 2017 Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies. Their products and services include global connectivity, ICT services, cloud and data centre, as well as voice and mobility.

A vision for innovation

With a vision to become the innovation and service leader for information life, the company has recently teamed up with Eutelsat to provide in-flight connectivity in Asia. The Paris-based satellite operator hopes to compete in the in-flight connectivity market as it looks to supply high-speed broadband to aircraft. While satellite internet has long been available to users in the countryside or mountainous regions that are difficult to reach with terrestrial networks, these services are very expensive or slow. A new generation of satellites will be able to provide better speeds at a more affordable price.

Choosing Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s thriving telecommunications industry is home to hundreds of ICT businesses – 170 of which are headquartered here – as well as global brands such as KLM, Philips, and HeinekenWith Europe’s fastest broadband speeds, ranking fourth globally in app invention and development, and hosts to data-transport hub AMS-IX as well as the massive AM4 data centre, Amsterdam takes the spot as the world’s largest internet hub. Just some of the reasons the company chose Amsterdam to base its European headquarters is a large existing customer base, the city’s international business environment, excellent connectivity logistically (digitally, socially) as well as easy access to international talent. The company acts as a one-stop information service to enterprises and hopes its new Amsterdam office will help enhance its presence in Europe and increase the sales in the Netherlands.