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China Telecom

Established in 2002, China Telecom is a majority state-owned telecommunications service operator. It mainly serves customers in the People’s Republic of China. At the end of 2019, China Telecom was the world's fourth largest mobile operator with 336 million users and second largest wireline broadband operator with 153 million subscribers. The company is also the largest data centre operator in China, with more than 550 sites.

Ranking position
#88 /100
Total score
0.20 /2
Measurement area Score (0-2) Rank (0-100)


0.25 /2 #72


0.00 /2 #82


0.31 /2 #80


0.22 /2 #88

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More about the company

Beijing, China
Ownership structure
Publicly listed, of which 85.6% is owned by state-owned China Telecom Group and 8.4% is owned by Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co., Ltd., a state-owned enterprise owned by the provincial governments in Guangdong Province
Fiscal year
Ends 31 December
Group revenue
US$54,375 million (FY2019)
Group employees
281,215 (FY2019)