Annual Report

2018 Milestones


  • Completed the nation’s first 5G network-based remote-controlled driving trial in Xiongan


  • Published the White Paper of Artificial Intelligence Terminal, specified and defined AI smartphone from AI calculation, AI capability and AI application aspects, promoting the convergence of multi-mode terminal value chain and China Telecom’s AI capabilities in network security, Big Data and cloud computing etc., to bring more intelligent AI experiences and services for users


  • Published the China Telecom’s 5G Technology White Paper, which was the first time to fully elaborate 5G technology perspectives and the overall strategy as a global operator; from the view points of business development, network evolution and user perception, comprehensively elaborated the “Three Clouds” characterised 5G target network structure initiated by China Telecom namely control cloud, access cloud and transfer cloud


  • Implemented “Speed Upgrade and Tariff Reduction” and ceased charging domestic mobile data roaming tariff


  • The number of e-Surfing HD (IPTV) subscribers achieved a breakthrough of 100 million


  • Being granted the approval to utilise the 3,400-3,500MHz spectrum nationwide for 5G system trial
  • The total number of mobile subscribers exceeded 300 million with a net addition of 53.04 million, reaching a new record high for the Company
  • Restructuring the R&D system by launching China Telecom Research Institutes and 5G Innovation Centre; achieving innovative breakthroughs in career advancement and employee incentive mechanism for technical talents and mastering key technologies in key information communications areas
  • Fully promoting “cloudification” and comprehensively upgrading services and network to cloud in terms of infrastructure, products service capabilities and sales mode surrounding cloud computing so as to finally achieve one-stop service covering cloud, network, terminal, application and service aiming at meeting the diversified cloud and network demand for users