China Mobile and Microsoft have reached a deal to jointly promote the application of cloud computing technologies.

Under the memorandum of understanding signed by the two parties, China Mobile and Microsoft will start cloud computing cooperation in various fields, including technology, marketing and services. Their cooperation will cover cloud computing; construction of optimized channels; joint marketing; comprehensive corporate information solutions; optimized support and operation management; mobile phone terminals; future technology development and industry standards; and energy saving initiatives.

Prior to this, both companies have tapped into the cloud computing field. In May 2010, China Mobile launched the 1.0 system of its cloud computing service, along with five products based on the system. Microsoft also launched its cloud computing solutions and services.

Li Zhengmao, vice president of China Mobile, said that the strategic cooperation relationship with Microsoft will help China Mobile improve its information service ability.

No financial details of this deal have been released.