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China Telecom

Established in 2002, China Telecom is a majority state-owned telecommunications service operator. At the end of 2021, China Telecom was one of the world’s largest mobile and broadband operators with 372 million mobile subscribers and 170 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.

Ranking position
#178 /200
Total score
10.1 /100
Measurement area Score (0-2) Rank (0-200)


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Beijing, China
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Ownership structure
Mixed (69% Gov., 31% Public)
Fiscal year
Ends 31 December
Group revenue
US$ 68,148 millions (FY2021)
Group employees
278,922 (FY2021)
Emission data
15,460,000 tCO2 (S1+S2 LB)
Electricity consumption
25,870,117 MWh (FY2021)
Company filing name
China Telecom Corporation Limited

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