2017 Milestones


  • Featured reform measures “Sub-division of performance evaluation units” won the nation’s recognition, continuously stimulating corporate vitality and being the paradigm of stated-owned enterprises’ reforms
  • Establishment of working units especially for Xiongan New Area at the Company’s headquarter, adhering to the theme of high starting point, high standard and high quality; creating world-class superb information infrastructure facilities featuring intelligent, ubiquitous, safe and highspeed and endeavouring to contribute to “a strategy crucial for the next millennium” of the nation


  • Became the pioneer in building the first NB-IoT network with the widest coverage and largest scale in the world and commenced commercial launch in 31 provinces nationwide
  • Launched enriched large data traffic products through innovative cooperation, which were well received by the market and approximately 60 million subscribers were developed for the year


Under the guidance and support of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Telecom, in cooperation with China Unicom, actively promoted the approval of relevant standards by international organisations, namely GCF and GSMA. “Multi-mode” became an international standard and was well received by the market, with annual sales volume nationwide increased by more than 20% over last year and accounting for nearly 80% of sales volume of handsets


Enriched the connotation of transformation and upgrades strategy, advocating the theme of “co-sharing, co-innovation, co-prosperity” and promoting the construction of “Ecosystem-Tetris”


Implemented the national policy’s requirement, completely ceasing to charge handset users domestic long-distance and roaming fee


  • Acquired the satellite business from our parent company, becoming the sole operator in China which integrated satellite with existing network as a whole
  • Comprehensively commenced 5G network trial runs in six cities including Xiongan, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu and Lanzhou, prospecting the landscape of 5G development and proactively accumulating capabilities

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