China Telecom, one of China Telecommunications Corporation’s three listed companies, is a telco serving the majority of the Chinese mainland with landline, mobile, internet and digital TV services. The company was spun off from its parent corporation in 2002, listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange in the same year, and has since grown to become one of Asia’s foremost tech leaders.
Forbes ranked the company as the 201st best employer in the world in 2019, as well as placing it at 174th in the Global 2000 2020. The company is currently trialling its 5G capabilities, with a full service launch expected in the near future.
HQ: Beijing, China
CEO: Rui Wen Ke
Number of employees: 281,215
Revenue: US$54.4bn (Forbes)