Recently, China Mobile International Co., Ltd. announced that it has opened the first European data center in the UK, and stated that it is both an international communication center and an Internet data center.
The establishment of the UK data centre is part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to provide greater connectivity and closer links between Asia and Europe through onshore and offshore networks along six corridors. The "Belt and Road" initiative, formerly known as the "New Silk Road", was launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. The goal is to improve regional integration, increase trade and stimulate economic growth.
China Mobile International pointed out that UK's optical fiber connectivity, stable power capacity and skilled labor are important reasons for China Mobile to choose to establish a data center in the UK.
The data center is connected to China Mobile International ’s Asia-Pacific submarine cable system through a direct connection to China Mobile International ’s local ring in Europe and Asia-Europe ’s SMW5 cable system.
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