China Mobile International Launches First Overseas Data Center in Singapore

The overseas unit of China Mobile said it has taken the first step in global expansion with its Singapore data center.
Belinda ZhouJul 25,2019,06:55

China Mobile International, the overseas unit of China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE: CHL), announced its Singapore data center debuted Wednesday.

The Singapore data was located in Singapore Tai Seng Industrial Park with more than 2,100 racks and 7,490 square meters area to house hardwares like 24-hour continuous cooling system, chillers, air conditioning and refrigeration system.

The first overseas data center operated by China Mobile International and the second second cloud network in Asia Pacific served as the international network switching hub and Internet data center.

“The launch of our data center in Singapore is a significant step forward to bring together our global data center network,” Li Feng, the chief executive officer of China Mobile International said.

The Hong-kong headquartered company connected Asia Pacific, Indian Ocean, Europe, Middle East and Africa with a wealth of submarine cable resources.

Looking ahead, the company will deploy data centers in London of UK and Frankfurt of Germany to form synergies with the Singapore data center to further promote global connectivity, according the company’s press release Wednesday. 

Its parent company, China Mobile, is China's largest telecommunications operator, ranked No.53 in the Fortune Global 500 with revenue of $110.2 billion in 2018. It expects to set up a 5G industry fund of $4.4 billion and will roll out commercial 5G services in 50 cities in China by the end of the year.

Shares in China Mobile dropped 1 percent to $43.96 per American depository share midday Wednesday.