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China Telecom

Established in 2002, China Telecom is a majority state-owned telecommunications service operator. At the end of 2020, China Telecom was one of the world’s largest mobile and broadband operators with 350 million mobile subscribers and 158 million broadband subscribers. The company is the largest data centre operator in China, with more than 450 sites. Most of its users are in the People’s Republic of China, though it also serves 41 countries through its international network providing service to other international carriers, multinational enterprises and overseas Chinese customers.

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#1 0.1 /2 #131


#1 0.3 /2 #129
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Beijing, China
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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$57,031 million (FY2020)
Group employees
281,192 (FY2020)

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