12 August 2009

Landmark Partnership Agreed with Chinese Telecom Research Academy.

China Business Solutions announces today that it has entered into a partnership with the China Academy of Telecom Research (CATR), part of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).  It is a leading research institute in China with government background that provides industry-based consulting, research and access to key players in China’s telecom sectors.  Under the Memorandum of Understanding just signed with CATR, both sides will work jointly to further develop opportunities for far-reaching collaboration projects between the UK’s high technology firms and China’s telecommunications companies, including identifying areas of cooperation between specialist IT service companies and China’s large state-owned enterprises and Chinese telecom operators.

Ting Zhang, Chief Executive of China Business Solutions said, “This is an exciting time for China’s telecommunications sector, as it is being driven by buoyant domestic demand for 3G, high speed broadband and wireless services, and our agreement with CATR now gives unprecedented opportunities for British companies to link their own expertise with the fast-changing pace of China’s evolving market.”  First hand research by China Business Solutions has already highlighted that UK firms with the right kind of technology, skills and deliverable content are much in demand by Chinese telecom companies, but the challenge has always been to find the right entry point into domestic operators to ensure a sound basis for mutual benefit.  “The real value of our relationship with CATR”, explains Ting, “is that we can now offer a direct pathway into Chinese telecom operators that have ongoing interests in harnessing the UK’s expertise with their own technology vision.  This is particularly the case for areas such as fixed-mobile convergence, 3G content providers, e-commerce services, and advanced terminal suppliers”.

This partnership puts China Business Solutions at the forefront of facilitating Britain’s export drive into China’s telecom sector, harnessing the firm’s established reputation as the UK’s leading independent China advisory with CATR’s local expertise and deep understanding of Chinese operator requirements.  Ting Zhang concluded, “China is now one of the most dynamic economies in the world, and there has never been a better time for innovating technology companies to consider cross-border cooperation, and our partnership with CATR can now deliver a commercially feasible entry strategy into China?s high value telecommunications industry.”

To explore how your company could benefit from this partnership, please call Ting Zhang at China Business Solutions on 01223 421968.