Overview

Overview

China Telecom Corporation Limited ("China Telecom" or the "Company", a joint stock limited company incorporated in the People's Republic of China with limited liability, together with its subsidiaries, collectively the "Group") is a large-scale and leading integrated information services operator in the world, providing wireline & mobile telecommunications services, Internet access services, information services and other value-added telecommunications services primarily in the PRC. As at the end of 2017, the Company had mobile subscribers of about 250 million, wireline broadband subscribers of about 134 million and access lines in service of about 122 million. The Company's H shares and American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Hong Kong Stock Exchange") and the New York Stock Exchange respectively.

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Milestones

Dec
Acquired the satellite business from our parent company, becoming the sole operator in China which integrated satellite with existing network as a whole
Comprehensively commenced 5G network trial runs in six cities including Xiongan, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu and Lanzhou, prospecting the landscape of 5G development and proactively accumulating capabilities
Sep
Implemented the national policy's requirement, completely ceasing to charge handset users domestic long-distance and roaming fee
Jul
Enriched the connotation of transformation and upgrades strategy, advocating the theme of "co-sharing, co-innovation, co-prosperity" and promoting the construction of "Ecosystem-Tetris"
Jun
Under the guidance and support of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Telecom, in cooperation with China Unicom, actively promoted the approval of relevant standards by international organisations, namely GCF and GSMA. "Multi-mode" became an international standard and was well received by the market, with annual sales volume nationwide increased by more than 20% over last year and accounting for nearly 80% of sales volume of handsets
May
Became the pioneer in building the first NB-IoT network with the widest coverage and largest scale in the world and commenced commercial launch in 31 provinces nationwide
Launched enriched large data traffic products through innovative cooperation, which were well received by the market and approximately 60 million subscribers were developed for the year
Apr
Featured reform measures "Sub-division of performance evaluation units" won the nation's recognition, continuously stimulating corporate vitality and being the paradigm of stated-owned enterprises' reforms
Establishment of working units especially for Xiongan New Area at the Company's headquarter, adhering to the theme of high starting point, high standard and high quality; creating world-class superb information infrastructure facilities featuring intelligent, ubiquitous, safe and high-speed and endeavouring to contribute to "a strategy crucial for the next millennium" of the nation