Executive Vice President, China Telecom Corporation Limited
What China Telecom is doing
In recent years, China Telecom has been making in-depth cooperation with customers and business partners from different industries, and striving to build five ecosystems of services, which are intelligent connection, smart home, internet finance, Internet of Things, and DICT (which means the deep integration of DT – cloud and big data technologies, IT – information technology, and CT – communications technology), with the aim to providing innovative, convenient and practical intelligent applications and services. By continuous expansion of network coverage, we have built the largest FDD 4G network in the world, covering 98% population; the largest FTTH network around the globe, with the optical broadband covering over 90% cities and towns and over 80% administrative villages in China; and a NB-IoT network that is deployed in the whole network with more than 400,000 base stations. Our IoT coverage is leading the world in terms of both width and scale. Now, we have more than 300 million mobile subscribers and more than 140 million households of wired broadband users.
Promoting children’s healthy growth with networks is one of our unshirkable responsibilities. China Telecom Sichuan Branch launched a “Missing You – Love Cabin” project with Sichuan provincial government to care for children left behind. In the “Love Cabin”, the left-behind children can make free video calls with their parents far away via China Telecom’s “Missing You” service for television, to help improve the mental health of those children. At present, such cabins have exceeded 3,000 in Sichuan.