China Telecommunications Corporation (“China Telecom”), as one of the world’s largest providers of integrated telecommunication services has been striving to enhance its capabilities in managing global operation, so as to keep pace with changing times. In November 2000, China Telecom established a representative office in America, an initial step in growing its international business. Since then, China Telecom has expanded its international footprint rapidly with the establishment of China Telecom (Hong Kong) International Limited, China Telecom Americas Corporation, China Telecom (Europe) Limited, China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited and China Telecom (Asia Pacific) Pte. Limited.
Today, China Telecom has branches and affiliates in 42 countries and regions, as well as 183 overseas PoPs, and owns more than 50T capacities in international connectivity bandwidth and intercontinental capacity. By tapping into its network resources of 41 submarine cables (China Telecom was involved in the construction of more than 10 of those cables) and leveraging direct connection to more than 10 neighboring countries and regions via terrestrial cables, China Telecom has forged its global layout of service network and network capacity.
Driven by our determination to serve the ever growing demands from integrated operation of international telecommunication business, and to enhance our global service quality as well as to accelerate the overseas business expansion, China Telecom resolved to integrate our international business resources and human resources to establish China Telecom Global Limited (“CTG”) which is headquartered in Hong Kong in 2012.
Leveraging on its abundant resources in mainland China, CTG connects the Asia Pacific region and the world. It has gradually become a world-class integrated information service provider. Targeting international carriers, multinational corporation clients and overseas Chinese, CTG provides customized and cost-effective integrated communication solutions and diversified telecom services to cater to their global business needs. Its services include internet direct access, internet transit, data services, broadband, unified communications, internet data center, cloud computing, ICT services, fixed and mobile voice and value-added services, professional services and industry solutions, telecom operation consultancy and service outsourcing.
At present, China Telecom’s total assets exceeds RMB 800 billion, with annual revenue of more than RMB 370 billion. Ranking 141st in the 2018 Fortune Global 500, China Telecom was awarded the Most Honored Company, the Best Managed Company in the Asia Telecom Sector, as well as the Best Managed Company in Asia by esteemed international institutions for consecutive years.