IBM Forges Mobile App Partnership with China Telecom

International Business Machines (IBM) has agreed to a deal with state-owned China Telecom Corp LTD to build, integrate, and secure corporate-grade mobile apps. Users will benefit from the IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS, and the apps will be hosted on China Telecom’s cloud. MobileFirst is a platform that was jointly created by IBM and Apple. IBM has released numerous apps that help many different types of businesses, such as those catering to the logistics or the medial fields. China Telecom is the biggest IDC/cloud computing service provider in China, as they host over 70% of China’s internet content and services. Their computing capability has reached millions, and the exit bandwidth is over 10 terabytes. The two companies have not disclosed any customers, but reports have indicated that they will look for large, state-owned enterprises in the banking and insurance industries as their biggest users, along with some private startups. By using mobile and cloud computing technology, these businesses will gain the speed and scalability to confidently increase mobile adoption across the enterprise. This will result in improved employee productivity, customer engagement, and business growth.

"China Telecom and IBM will jointly promote the mobile transformation of Chinese enterprises,"

said Mr. Gao Tongqing, Executive Vice President of China Telecom Co., Ltd. "With the rapid development of mobile internet and the popularity of intelligent terminals, Chinese businesses and industries are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. How to use innovative technologies to create new customer experiences, how to implement the secure, cost-effective and scalable cloud-based applications and drive enterprises’ mobile transformation has become an important topic for us. In the future, both parties will continue to accelerate innovation when collaborating with various partners, so as to jointly promote the internet transformation of Chinese enterprises." Via our proprietary website ASAP IT Technology, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of IBM products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current IBM parts at If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at or +1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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