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China Telecom Americas Continues To Grow

HERNDON, Va. and MARKHAM, Ontario, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned North-American-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Ltd. (NYSE: CHA), the world's largest fixed-line telecommunications and broadband services provider, has announced the formation of a subsidiary company, China Telecom Canada.  China Telecom Canada provides a full suite of data, IP and value-added services to multinational companies, organizations and international carriers requiring China domestic services and international access to China and the Asia Pacific region.

"Some of Canada's most ambitious companies have long been active in China.  Many others are beginning to explore the great opportunities China has to offer," stated Donald Tan, president of China Telecom Americas.  "These firms need an experienced partner to help them develop and deploy a plan for success in China.  For these multinational enterprises, that partner is China Telecom Canada."  Tan continued, "We have seen a continual growth in demand for diverse, reliable communication between Canada and Asia, and while China Telecom Americas has had an office in Canada for more than five years, we realized that we needed to have a fully-functional Canadian company to better serve our customers.  We are committed to helping Canadian companies grow in China."

Canada has a long-standing and comprehensive relationship with China, which operates at many levels, and includes political, commercial, scientific, cultural and academic ties.  And, since China has been leading Asia into economic recovery, China is becoming a more important partner to both the United States and Canada.  China and Canada have forged strong and deep commercial ties.  Since 2005, two-way trade between the two countries has grown an average of 8.5 percent annually, reaching nearly $51 billion in 2009.

China Telecom Canada is headquartered at 175 Commerce Valley Drive West in Markham, Ontario.

ABOUT CHINA TELECOM AMERICAS

China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA), is an international telecom provider for Data, IP and Voice Wholesale services to multinational companies, organizations and international carriers requiring China domestic services and International access to China & Asia Pacific.  With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Jose, St. Louis, and a wholly-owned subsidiary in Toronto, Canada, China Telecom Americas continues to expand its reach, including to Latin America.  China Telecom Americas provides locally-based, one-stop-shop, turn-key solutions for everything from China domestic and international data circuits to IDC services, network management, equipment management, system integration, and much more.  For additional information on China Telecom Americas, please visit http:// www.ctamericas.com.

ABOUT CHINA TELECOM CANADA

Opened as a Branch office in 2005, China Telecom Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Telecom Americas.  Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, China Telecom Canada provides a full suite of data products to multinational corporations in Canada which have business operations in China and Asia.  For additional information, go to www.chinatelecom.ca.

ABOUT CHINA TELECOM CORPORATION LIMITED

China Telecom Corporation Limited is a full services integrated operator and the world's largest fixed-line telecommunications and broadband services provider, providing telecommunications and information services including land-line voice, mobile voice, data, video and multimedia in the PRC. By the end of February 2011, China Telecom had 174 million fixed-line telephone subscribers and 65 million broadband customers, and during March 2011, China Telecom reached the milestone of having more than 100  million mobile (CDMA) subscribers. Its H shares and American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the New York Stock Exchange respectively.  For more information, go to http://www.chinatelecom-h.com/eng/global/home.htm.

SOURCE China Telecom Americas

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