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 2018, the Company had mobile subscribers of about 303 million, wireline broadband subscribers of about 146 million and access lines in service of about 116 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
China Telecom was granted the permit to operate the LTE/4G digital cellular mobile service (TD-LTE), officially embarking on the 4G mobile operation era
China Telecom's wireline broadband subscribers exceeded 100 million
Nov
China Telecom's 3G subscribers exceeded 100 million, accounting for more than 50% of total mobile subscribers
Aug
China Telecom jointly launched "YiChat" with NetEase, Inc. to create the new mobile Internet portal. It marked a new stage of cooperation between a telecommunications operator and an Internet company on joint development and operation of mobile instant messaging products as well as capital collaboration
Jun
China Telecom successfully accomplished the communications safety assurance of Shenzhou - 10 spacecraft
Apr
A devastating earthquake of 7.0 magnitude hit Lushan county, Ya'an in Sichuan province. China Telecom quickly restored the communications in the disaster area, provided hotlines for missing families and video conference assurance for the government, vigorously supporting the disaster relief works