China Telecom USA

October 18, 2005 17:07 ET

China Telecom Begins Offering Long Distance Service in Canada

Global Telecommunications Leader Offers Services to Consumers and Businesses Throughout Canada Attention: Tech/Telecomm Editor HERNDON/VIRGINIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2005) - China Telecom USA, the North American Subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, announced that it is expanding its services in Canada, by launching a new long distance service to both residential and enterprise customers.

The service is aimed at the growing Asian community by providing superior network quality and customer service, at affordable rates. Emphasizing "Customer First, Service Foremost" China Telecom will staff its call centers with operators, who speak Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as English. The new customer friendly Web site is designed to provide self service functions including online ordering and payment capabilities (www.chinatelecom.ca).

"We are honored to serve the Chinese and Asian community across Canada by bringing the reliability and quality everyone has become accustomed to inside of China," commented Luis Fiallo, Managing Director, Marketing and Corporate Development, China Telecom USA. "China Telecom is well positioned to take advantage of the consistent, explosive growth of the Chinese economy and those who want to communicate with China. We are pleased to be able to contribute to that growth with reliable, high-quality information services. China Telecom has invested steadily in network and service expansion, controlling the largest amount of bandwidth between North America and China and being the first Chinese information services provider to expand into North America through its subsidiary, China Telecom USA."

Earlier this year, China Telecom began providing data and wholesale voice services to enterprises in Canada with operations in China. The move was strategically driven and fulfills business objectives within core market segments in which China Telecom is established and experienced. Partnering with leading telecommunications providers in Canada, China Telecom increases capabilities, enables greater geographic serviceability in North America and illustrates China Telecom's commitment to becoming a key global information services provider.

China Telecom offers long distance service to 220 countries across the world and manages one of the largest IP networks in the world through ChinaNet. The company plans to continue to develop new products and services inside Canada in the future.

About China Telecom Corporation
With over 200 million customers and more than $61 billion in assets, China Telecom Corporation is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. As the largest fixed-line provider in the world, China Telecom owns and operates an extensive system of domestic and international telecommunications networks and facilities, including local wireless loops, voice, data, image, multimedia and other telecommunications services in China. China Telecom has offices in the Unites States, Hong Kong, Canada and the United Kingdom.

For additional information on China Telecom in Canada, visit www.chinatelecom.ca.

Contact: Lana Bian
Telephone: (703) 787-0088
lbian@chinatelecomusa.com
www.chinatelecomusa.com

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Contact Information

  • Lana Bian, Manager, Marketing and Communications, China Telecom USA
    Primary Phone: 703-787-0088 ext. 15
    E-mail: lbian@chinatelecomusa.com