China Mobile International (CMI) has opened a new data center operated in Germany. The purpose-built Tier III facility operated by China Mobile International is located in Frankfurt am Main, the financial capital of the European Union.

The Frankfurt data center is an important addition to China Mobile International’s growing global network. It will serve as both an international network node and an Internet data center (IDC).

The new Frankfurt facility is seamlessly connected to CMI’s data centers in Singapore and the United Kingdom, CMI’s Global Network Center in Hong Kong and CMI’s extensive global mobile and cloud network infrastructure. CMI’s global footprint includes cable systems, network Points-of-Presence (PoPs) and data centers, as well as collaboration agreements with 29 data center providers offering services in more than 210 cities worldwide.

“CMI has located our second data center in Europe in Frankfurt to provide secure and reliable high-speed connectivity and enable closer ties between Europe and Asia,” said Dr. Li Feng, Chairman and CEO of CMI. “COVID-19 means more users are spending more time online and increasingly relying on digital services for location-independent work and learning and online shopping. Technology is now an essential part of almost every aspect of our lives, so more data needs to be processed and stored. This in turn means greater demand for cloud and content delivery solutions. CMI provides one-stop professional services that enable carrier and enterprise customers to respond to and meet the needs of their users in a new era of digital globalization.”

Uptime Institute Certified

The new CMI data center is a Tier III data center classified by the Uptime Institute in accordance with the Tier Certification of Design Documents (TCDD) standard and is expected to receive additional international certifications, including Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), TÜViT Trusted Site Infrastructure (TSI) Level 3, Tier Certification of Constructed Facilities (TCCF) standard and relevant ISO certifications for security and quality management.

Located in Mörfelden, CMI’s data center is equipped with two individual cable entry points with dual diversity paths and an advanced nine-stage security control system. The newly built facility is powered by a dual power supply from two different substations. The power system is supported by 2N transformers and an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) equipped with a 12-minute backup battery. The data center cooling system includes a chilled water storage tank reserved for continuous cooling in case of emergency.

CMI mCloud, CMI iSolutions

The new data center location in Frankfurt is intended to strengthen the international connectivity of CMI iConnect, an integrated solution for network operators, and deliver enterprise services via iSolutions and mCloud worldwide. Currently, more than 2,000 international enterprises use CMI’s iSolutions products for connectivity and specialty solutions in IDC, information and communications technology, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud. At the same time, more than 10,000 enterprises would rely on CMI’s mCloud cloud integration platform.

China Mobile International is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile, primarily responsible for the operation of China Mobile’s international business. CMI is headquartered in Hong Kong, China, and has expanded its presence in 37 countries and regions. CMI currently has more than 70 land and submarine cables worldwide, with an international transmission bandwidth of over 90T and a total of 180 network PoPs.