China Telecom USA Expands Into Canada
Global Telecommunications Leader Plans to Offer Services to Consumers and Businesses Throughout Canada
HERNDON, VA (February 21, 2005) -- China Telecom USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, today announced that it is expanding its services into Canada. The move is strategically driven and fulfills business objectives to serve core global market segments. China Telecom plans to increase capabilities that enable greater geographic serviceability in North America and illustrates China Telecom's commitment to becoming a key global telecommunications provider.
China Telecom will deliver both data and voice services to business and residential customers, including International Private Line, China IP Access, MPLS VPN and retail services, which will be made available throughout Canada. China Telecom is committed to facilitating and enhancing the effective communication, exchange and collaboration between Canadian and Chinese consumers and businesses.
The move comes at a time of unparalleled growth in China's telecommunications market. Commenting on this, China Telecom USA's President, Weihua Zhang, said, "China continues to be a leading investment destination for companies from around the world. These businesses need a telecom partner who has the local experience and know-how to get things done in China."
Commenting on the mission of the new office, Zhang continued, "The fact that we will be able to connect Canada to the easternmost reaches of China, is a big selling point for our operations. Canadian companies are tired of dealing with different time zones, different combinations of service providers, and varying quality of services. They want one company to put forward a compelling offer, and back it up with an aggressive service level agreement. We are that company. Creating seamless communication links between the headquarters of Canadian companies and their subsidiaries in China is the focus of China Telecom, so you can bet we are going to deliver the best possible telecommunications solutions to consumers and enterprises alike."
The Canada office, headquartered in the greater Toronto region, will serve all of Canada and its provinces. In connection with the launch, China Telecom will be hosting a reception on Tuesday, February 22, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. For further information go to: www.chinatelecomusa.com
About China Telecom USA
China Telecom USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation is headquatered in Herndon, Virginia. It provides customers with North-American-China knowledge and technical expertise, and provides a full range of China-domestic, China-North American and international data and voice products and services. China Telecom USA's comprehensive product portfolio meets all aspects of a business' telecommunications needs, from local loops to international circuits.
About China Telecom Corporation
China Telecom Corporation is one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. It owns and operates a variety of domestic and international telecommunication networks and facilities, including local wireline and wireless loops, data, voice, multimedia and other telecommunication services in China. China Telecom has opened offices in the Unites States, Canada, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
For additional information on China Telecom USA or China Telecom Corporation, please visit www.chinatelecomusa.com.
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