Profile: China Telecom Corp Ltd (CHA)
28 May 2015
China Telecom Corporation Limited (China Telecom), incorporated in September 10, 2002, is an integrated information service provider in the People’s Republic of China with full-service capabilities. The Company offers a range of telecommunications services, including wireline voice services, mobile voice services, Internet access services, value-added services, integrated information application services, managed data and leased line services and other related services. China Telecom’s other services primarily include sales, rental, repairs and maintenance of equipment. In April 2011, the Company formed a subsidiary China Telecom Canada.
Wireline Voice Services
As of December 31, 2010, the Company had 16.4 million personal handyphone system (PHS) subscribers. Its wireline voice services include local wireline services, domestic long distance wireline services and international, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan long distance wireline services. As of December 31, 2010, total domestic long distance wireline usage was 68,544 million minutes and total usage of international, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan long distance wireline services was 1,207 million minutes.
Mobile Voice Services
China Telecom’s mobile voice services include local calls, domestic long distance calls, international long distance calls, intra-provincial roaming, inter-provincial roaming and international roaming. During the year ended December 31, 2010, the number of subscribers of its mobile voice services consisted of 90.5 million, and the number of subscribers of its third generation (3G) services was 12.3 million, representing 13.6% of its mobile voice subscribers.
Internet Access Services
The Company’s Internet access services consist of wireline Internet access services, including dial-up and broadband services, and wireless Internet access services. As of December 31, 2010, it had established close to 0.1 million Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) hotspots in the People’s Republic of China, where its customers can have Internet access. As of December 31, 2010, the number of its wireline broadband subscribers consisted of 63.5 million, and the number of its wireless broadband subscribers was 7.6 million.
The Company’s value-added services consist of wireline and mobile value-added services. Its wireline value-added services include wireline voice related services, such as caller identification data (ID) services, Color Ring Tone services and short messaging services (SMS). The Company’s wireline value-added services also include wireline Internet related services, such as Internet data center (IDC) services, Internet protocol (IP)-virtual private dial-up network (IP-VPDN) services, and Internet protocol television (IPTV) services. China Telecom’s mobile value-added products primarily consist of mobile Color Ring Tong services, multimedia messaging services (MMS), Mobile Global Mega-Eye services, as well as iMusic, 189 mailbox, e Live, ebook, e-Surfing Video, eStore, e Navi and egame services.
Integrated Information Application Services
China Telecom’s integrated information application services consist of Best Tone services, information technology (IT) services and IT application services, as well as V-Net services. Best Tone service provides its customers with phone number storage, enquiry and call transfer services, as well as various information needed in daily life IT services and IT application services include information technology-based integrated solutions, such as system integration, outsourcing, special advisory, information application, knowledge services and software development. V-Net services refer to products and applications, such as music, video, software and recharge of online game cards, provided through broadband access and operated on a nationwide basis.
Managed Data and Leased Line Services
The Company’s managed data services primarily include services relating to its optic fibre and circuits, such as optic fibre and circuit leasing; virtual private network (VPN), and bandwidth leasing. It offers managed data services as certain of its total telecommunications solutions to large enterprise customers, including government agencies, large corporations and institutions. Many of these customers choose to lease its circuits to form VPNs based on various technologies, and links their local area networks at different locations. The Company also collaborates with a number of international telecommunications service providers to provide global communications services for multinational corporations.
China Telecom Corp Ltd
No. 31, Jinrong Avenue, Xicheng
BEIJING BEJ 100033