Nexmo continues its tear through 2014. After landing new funding in January, then delivering new solutions through the UK and UAE, Nexmo has extended its reach to China with a 21Vianet Partnership. The partnerships will allow Nexmo to bring its cloud APIs to communication app developers and solution providers with China’s largest carrier-neutral data center service provider, 21Vianet.
Tony Jamous, Nexmo CEO, commented:
“Expanding in China has always been of major strategic importance for Nexmo….By partnering with 21Vianet, we are able to offer our services to many more customers in China, with excellent support and resources from the region’s top provider. Further, both companies have just improved the quality of our services, as well as the ability to build out additional localized cloud offerings in the future.”
The Partners will offer a co-branded service within China that will dramatically expand Nexmo’s potential customer base, and offer 21Vianet the communication services partner it has been on the hunt for. This is an industry first for the Chinese market, and both companies are banking on adoption based on world class service and delivery combination. 21Vianet President, Frank Meng, commented:
“When we began looking for the right cloud communications partner in China, Nexmo immediately stood out….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.”
In addition to Nexmo’s existing service offering, Nexmo and 21Vianet will launch a regional cloud telecom platform. Launching this summer, 21Vianet customers will have the option to bundle services and the partnership plans to expand its offering in the region in the future.
China has remained a stubborn barrier to crack for many of the web’s most successful leaders. With the likes of Google, Twitter, and Facebook all struggling to enter the China market, Nexmo’s announcement should be commended and watched closely at it might have broken into a market well before competitors have a chance to test the waters.