China Mobile International Limited (CMI) announced the successful launch of its Oman Muscat MC1 point of presence (PoP) on March 7. Ren Lei, Division Head of CMI Planning & Development Department, Colin Wang, Managing Director of CMI Middle East and Africa region, and other members of both companies attended the ceremony.

The CMI Oman MC1 PoP is CMI's second PoP in Oman, located in the operator-neutral Equinix MC1 data centre in Barka, which is also a landing station for multiple submarine cable systems connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe. The launch of the MC1 PoP has greatly improved CMI's connectivity in the region, making it one of the regional hubs for providing seamless connectivity to major global markets and customers. This is significant given the growing importance of Oman as a network hub bridging Asia to Europe and Africa.

Ren Lei, Division Head of CMI Planning & Development Department, said, "CMI is committed to building reliable, scalable, and resilient network resources globally. It has deployed over 140 PoPs along the 'Belt and Road' region, covering over 50 countries and regions along the way, to provide high-quality international information services to regional partners."

CMI continues to expand its global infrastructure deployment, focusing on the "information highway" (cable resources), "information station" (PoPs), and "information hub" (IDCs). Currently, CMI has 80 cable resources and 230 PoPs globally, with international transmission bandwidth of over 123T. CMI strives to create an ecosystem with global and regional partners and empower local operators to provide convenient information services and solutions leveraging China Mobile's leading 5G industry applications and rich practices.

As one of the world's leading data centre, cloud, and IoT solution providers, CMI has abundant computing network resources globally and is also the only Asian operator investing in the 2Africa submarine cable project. As the longest subsea cable ever deployed, 2Africa is designed to deliver seamless international connectivity to approximately 3 billion people, connecting Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

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