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CITIC Telecom IDC in Ap Lei Chau Commences Operation



CITIC Telecom's Internet Data Center (IDC) in Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong,
Hong Kong, Mar 21, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (CITIC Telecom), a leading telecommunications service provider in Asia Pacific, today announced that its state-of-the-art Internet Data Center (IDC) in Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, officially commences operations. Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is the main contractor of CITIC Telecom's new IDC. The IDC strengthens CITIC Telecom's position in the data center market in Hong Kong, enhances the available ICT infrastructure on Hong Kong Island, thus providing high quality data center services for customers in the area.

The IDC in Ap Lei Chau has approximately 40,000 square feet of gross floor area ("GFA"), providing approximately 700 rack spaces. The Ap Lei Chau Data Centre is built with high level of standard fulfilling TIA Tier III+ specification to meet stringent customer requirements with internationally certified reliability and security. In addition to data center services, customers can also utilise other value-added services provided by the Group, including highly efficient connectivity, mobile services and cloud computing services. The Group's strategy of solid business partnerships is one of the key elements in extending the reach of its "quality service". CITIC Telecom is committed to providing ideal data center solutions in collaboration with leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions providers in order for customers to access data quickly, conveniently and efficiently.

Mr. Xin Yue Jiang, Chairman of CITIC Telecom said, "We are very pleased to announce the completion of our data center in Ap Lei Chau, representing a milestone in the data center business development of CITIC Telecom. The Ap Lei Chau data center will complement the CITIC Telecom Tower located in Kwai Chung, further enriching the Group's portfolio of data center products, and boosting the Group's competitiveness in the data center market in Hong Kong. The Group is also glad to form partnership with leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei, and completed the construction project on time with high quality. The Group will continue its strategic initiatives in striving to develop new data centers in China as well as Hong Kong and Macau to capture market opportunities. The data centers will forge an industry chain and create synergies with the Group's existing hubbing, cloud computing and data service businesses. The extended chain would enable the Group to offer one-stop services to customers, advancing the Group's competitive advantages in the data center market."

"Huawei is glad that the internet data center was successfully completed for CITIC Telecom that strengthens our close strategic partnership. CITIC IDC project in Ap Lei Chau for Huawei not only steps a significant move into competitive Hong Kong IDC center market, gives an opportunity to expand our reach in the global IDC development field, and also draws on our expertise in the industry to deliver a world-class facility." said Mr.Zhang Zhenjun, General Manager, Huawei Hong Kong Representative Office.

CITIC Telecom's new IDC is designed based upon TIA-942 and Uptime Institute Tier III+ standards. The IDC deploys high-availability architecture in its core systems and uses two-way AC (Alternating Current) as the main power supply, ensuring a high level of usability for data operation. For energy saving purpose, the IDC incorporates airflow separation, and employs energy-efficient air-conditioning, power distribution equipment and lighting systems, which reduces the IDC's PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) value in operation. The IDC also adopts a foundational infrastructure management system with high-level of automation and intellectualization that achieves industry-leading standards.

Huawei is an APAC founding member of the Uptime Institute, the global data center authority, with Uptime Institute certified ATD, ATS and construction professionals. The company provides planning, design, implementation and maintenance services for over 300 data centers for global clients. Through close cooperation with local consultancies, Huawei combined significant industry experience and expertise in IDC project-management in Hong Kong, along with best practices from hundreds of global projects, to ensure the CITIC Telecom's IDC in Ap Lei Chau offers world-class quality and was completed on time.

About CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited

CITIC Telecom is one of Asia's reputable hub-based service providers. It owns and operates a telecoms hub which serves its key markets in China and Hong Kong. The Group is actively expanding its business internationally by providing interoperability and interconnection services to global telecoms operators. CITIC Telecom's main businesses cover Voice Services, SMS Services, Mobile VAS and Data Services. It also provides a full range of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited, across the Asia Pacific region. In addition, CITIC Telecom holds 99% interest in Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau, S.A.R.L. ("CTM"), one of Macau's leading integrated telecoms services provider. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.citictel.com

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com.
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