US-based Nexmo Partners With 21Vianet to Bring Its Cloud-Based API Communication to China

Nexmo, a cloud communication API company headquartered in San Francisco, and 21Vianet, one of the largest carrier-neutral data center service providers in China, have joined forces to bring Nexmo’s Cloud APIs to the Chinese domestic market. The API service will help Chinese enterprises and developers easily build cloud hosting-based communications products and gain better access to global markets.

The partnership would create significant synergies for both companies. The 21Vianet-Nexmo API service will be available as a bundle for 21Vianet customers as well as through a localized co-branded platform, which will be launched this summer. The companies also intend to develop additional value-added services in the near future.

“When we began looking for the right cloud communications partner in China, Nexmo immediately stood out,” said Frank Meng, President, 21Vianet. “Nexmo’s platform, stellar track record and global reach were unmatched. Most importantly, we share Nexmo’s commitment to providing businesses, developers and consumers with the highest-quality cloud communications services.”

Cloud telecom platform

cloud-api-chinaUnder the partnership, Nexmo will have access to 21Vianet’s domestic business-to-business sales resources, which include a significant potential customer pool in China. In addition to its nationwide sales force, 21Vianet will combine its data center services infrastructure with Nexmo’s cloud communication platform and technical support.

In addition, Nexmo and 21Vianet have agreed to launch a regional cloud telecom platform, further building 21Vianet’s telecommunication assets in the region. 21Vianet recently obtained its 4G telecom license in Hong Kong and is in the process of expanding its coverage in Asia, which would contribute to the company’s communications scale in China.

Nexmo’s cloud-to-mobile solutions provide comprehensive cloud APIs enabling app developers, online providers and enterprises to reach customers and devices in any geography around the world via innovative mobile text-messaging and voice experiences. Nexmo’s direct-to-carrier approach, adaptive routing and real-time analytics would enable quality of delivery, end-user experience and control over latency, security and cost.

Intel Capital

21Vianet operates in 44 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 2,000 customers that span many industries ranging from internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.

Nexmo is headquartered in San Francisco, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. The company has received investments from NHN Investment in South Korea, Intel Capital in Silicon Valley and US-based Sorenson Capital among others.