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Japanese and China Telecom in cloud pact

China Telecom, operator of China’s largest fixed-line network, is planning a big foray into cloud-computing services on the mainland through a partnership with Tokyo-based Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ).

The announcement on Monday comes a month after IIJ, an information-technology services provider that serves more than 600 companies in Japan, established a local subsidiary in Shanghai called IIJ Global Solutions China.

China Telecom and IIJ plan to make their portfolio of cloud-computing programmes available this summer, targeting both domestic businesses and Japanese companies doing business on the mainland. Financial details were not given.

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