British Telecom (BT) Receives A Telecom Business License From China

- Jan 25, 2019-

British Telecom (BT) Receives A Telecom Business License From China


According to foreign media reports, British Telecom (BT) has announced that it has become the first international telecommunications company to obtain a national license in China.


British Telecom (BT) Receives A Telecom Business License From China

BT said it has obtained two “value-added licenses” issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China. It is reported that BT's China Internet Virtual Private Network (IP-VPN) license and China Internet Service Provider (ISP) license will allow BT China Communications Co., Ltd. to directly sign contracts with its customers in China and pass China. Currency related fees.


Although these two licenses are a milestone for BT, it does not need to compete with China's “national firewall” in order to use the Internet infrastructure to channel its traffic to the country. BT said: "This is about providing physical connectivity rather than content services or data management over the network." These two value-added licenses will enable BT to provide more services to multinational customers who want to expand their business in China.


Bas Burger, CEO of BT Global Services, said: “We are very pleased to provide this benefit to our customers. Thanks to the cooperation between the Chinese government and the UK government, we are now able to provide nationwide services in China, which can be further expanded. The scale of the service to meet the customer's vision and needs. The ability to provide services locally and charge fees greatly simplifies the process of providing connectivity and other communication services. This is what our customers expect from us and we are happy to have the opportunity to do so. ”


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