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CITIC affirms Europe/Asia connection with ‘Digital Silk Road’

By Ashton Young
Thu 26 Oct 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

​CITIC Telecom CPC has revealed a new name for Linx Telecommunications B.V. as it enters the next step in connecting the world to the ‘Digital Silk Road’.

The company completed the acquisition of Amsterdam-based Linx Telecommunications in February this year and today has officially renamed the company CITIC Telecom CPC Europe (or CPC Europe for short).

According to CITIC Telecom CPC’s CEO Stephen Ho, the company has now become one of the first Asian managed services providers to own Points of Precents (POP) across a multitude of countries along the Digital Silk Road.

“The company’s new name is meant to convey a sense of being a single unified company with aligned capabilities,” says Ho.

“It not only leverages the excellent brand reputation of its parent company domestically and overseas, but also more accurately reflects the company’s enhanced business focus on Europe and the CIS telecommunications arena.”

The term Digital Silk Road refers to the connection between Asia, Europe and Africa, and is also known as China’s “One Belt, One Road” economic cooperation initiative.

“We are starting a new era by expanding our coverage to 140+ points of presence (POPs) in 130 countries which covers critical locations along the “Digital Silk Road,” providing a shorter path and direct connect to the Greater China region,” says Ho.

“This helps and empowers our enterprise customers and carrier partners to expand their global footprints by leveraging our top-of-the-line infrastructure, solutions and services, local expertise and ramping up our capabilities in new ICT areas.”

Ho asserts high growth areas along the Digital Silk Road include Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

“Accelerating internationalisation and digitalisation, the markets along the “One Belt, One Road” route offer huge development potential,” says Ho.

“Information interconnectivity is the basis and a development priority of the initiative.”

CITIC Telecom CPC asserts its growth has enabled huge opportunities for Asian enterprises expanding into Europe and vice verse.

“Our mission to connect the world to the Digital Silk Road is closer to fulfillment, as we support customers to invest and operate in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia. The acquisition of CITIC Telecom CPC Europe (formerly Linx Telecommunications B. V.) fits very well into this strategy and now we have a particularly powerful proposition for our customers,” says Ho.

“In Europe, our partners have expressed how beneficial the acquisition is to them, because some of the services that they are enjoying in Asia are now migrating to this new and exciting area, offering a host of new investments.”

To sustain its ongoing business success through a customer-focused strategy, CITIC Telecom CPC continues to further enhance its service infrastructure and expand market coverage by ongoing development of managed services.

“Our motto, innovation never stops, has two sides to it. Internally, we look to our colleagues and employees who are driving innovations because innovation is part of who we are as a company,” Ho says.

“We don’t just focus on technologies and processes as we are the whole package, and we want to show this to our customers. Externally, we want our customers to know that we are not stagnated. We are a company that is continuing to move forward in this ever-changing and tremendously exciting era.”

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