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4 Recommendations for Cross-Border Data Communications Over Internet in China

Published: 15 June 2018

ID: G00325521

Analyst(s): Evan Zeng


China's regulated internet environment and associated internet issues have created challenges for many enterprise network teams that leverage internet for cross-border data communications. I&O leaders responsible for network infrastructure must act now to mitigate the risk of such challenges.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Use Case No. 1: Enterprises Require Connectivity From Point A (in Mainland China) to Point B (Outside of Mainland China)
  • Use Case No. 2: Enterprises Host Their Applications in Mainland China, but Need to Serve Users Outside of Mainland China
  • Use Case No. 3: Foreign Enterprises Host Their Applications Outside of Mainland China, but Need to Serve Users Inside the Area


  • Invest in the Right Service Providers by Choosing Only Vendors That Fully Comply With China's Regulations for Cross-Border Data Communications
  • Avoid Prolonged Network Delay on a Cross-Border Internet by Investigating the Root Cause
  • Avoid the Long Queuing Delay on Cross-Border Internet by Adopting Chinese Carriers' Premium Internet Services
  • Prioritize Managed SD-WAN Services if Premium Internet Services Not Helpful; Alternatively, Invest in Hybrid-WAN Architecture With SD-WAN Technology at the Edge

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