China Telecom Americas Opens a New Office in Dallas

China Telecom Americas (CTA) is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Dallas, Texas.

It joins CTA’s existing North American offices in Virginia, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose and Toronto to strengthen the company’s growing network across the U.S. and Canada.

CTA’s new Dallas office will bring the company’s leading enterprise solutions to Texas-based companies, and will focus on promoting its mobile carrier service under the CTExcel brand.

The move will assist CTA to build on its collaborations with existing Dallas-based mobile partners such as AT&T, LAM Technology, Advocate Insiders, Protection 1, Raisecom, Cetetek, and National Telesystems, Inc, as well as forging new relationships in the Texas business community.

“CTA is proud to be establishing our presence in Texas via our new Dallas office,” says Joe Han, President of China Telecom Americas.

“We look forward to building strong partnerships with Texas-based companies that seek to expand their operations into China. While competition in the U.S. telecom market is strong, we believe our Dallas office will significantly contribute to CTA’s growth in North America.”

China Telecom Americas Building Stronger China–Texas links

The establishment of a CTA presence in Texas will also serve to strengthen ties between Dallas and Beijing, creating new jobs for residents in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Texas has led the U.S. in exports for more than a decade, with China as one of the state’s top trading partners. The $1.6 trillion Texas economy is the second largest in the U.S, and the state has experienced the second-fastest economic growth and third-fastest jobs growth over the past five years.

More than 10 percent of the 1,000 largest public and private companies in the U.S. are based in Texas, including AT&T, ExxonMobil and Dell.

And collaboration between China and Texas-based companies continues to build.

This relationship was consolidated in 2014, when then Texas Governor Rick Perry visited Beijing to sign a memorandum of understanding between the state of Texas and several Chinese cities which recognized the importance of expanding cooperation through business, trade, investment, tourism, education, and research and development.

China Telecom Americas Bringing China to Texas

As Texas-based companies increasingly look to partner with Chinese IT service providers, CTA’s new Dallas office will bring a range of enterprise solutions to Texas businesses including:

  • Data networking services: CTA’s next-generation global IP network services are delivered over its international 40Gbps MPLS-enabled IP backbone with a custom-built IP delivery infrastructure.
  • Cloud and data center services: Sophisticated delivery networks designed specifically for complex high-volume content delivery, scalable enterprise cloud services and a worldwide network of secure data centers.
  • Global internet services: CTA is the world’s largest fixed-line and broadband service provider with a total international capacity of more than 9T.
  • Managed ICT services: CTA offers complete, end-to-end managed ICT services that utilize expert personnel, rigorous processes and China Telecom’s unified customer network management platform to proactively deliver real-time network monitoring and troubleshooting to clients.
  • Carrier voice and data services: CTA has nearly 15 years experience as a wholesale partner with leading telecoms, ISPs and technology service firms in the U.S. and the Americas region.
  • Mobile services: CTExcel is a pay-as-you-go mobile service tailored to meet the specific needs of all Chinese people residing and traveling in North America.

With the launch of CTA’s new office in Texas, the ties between China and Texas will only grow stronger as more U.S. companies leverage the enterprise solutions and trusted connections of CTA’s network.

For more information, high-resolution images or to organize an interview please contact: Eric Lo, General Manager, China Telecom Americas at EricL@ctamericas.com.

About China Telecom Americas

China Telecom Americas is a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to customers in over 70 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto and Sao Paolo, China Telecom Americas is advancing transpacific enterprise connectivity through a suite of locally-based, turnkey services from network architecture, cloud and data center services to equipment management, security, content delivery, mobility solutions and more. Discover more at www.ctamericas.com

China Telecom expands to Texas

China Telecom Americas (CTA) has opened an office in Dallas to handle the United States’ increasing presence of Chinese companies.

Zhao Hui, Vice President of China Telecom Americas, said that the company primarily focused on serving American companies when it first came to the U.S. in 2000. Beginning in 2013, CTA established up a team to concentrate on serving Chinese companies.

“In the past three years, our business has been growing at 60 percent a year,” said Zhao. “We provide comprehensive ICT services to some of the major Chinese companies in the U.S., including Bank of China and Fuyao Glass America, which produces a quarter of its auto glass in the U.S. In the past three years, our business has been growing at 60 percent a year.”

CTA’s CTExcel carrier service has signed up more than 50,000 customers in the U.S. in a little more than a year, said Zhao. Its service package offers dual sim cards with a U.S. number and a China number, plus free minutes between China and the U.S. The service has been very popular among Chinese students studying in the U.S. and business people who travel a lot between China and the States.

“Our numbers show that there are more than 300,000 Chinese university students and scholars in the U.S. If counting primary schools, the number is as high as 450,000. There are many opportunities,” said Sun Feng, CTA’s mobile business director. In Houston, there are five CTExcel retail stores, with more to come, he said.

CTA has provided service for many high-level visits to the U.S. by Chinese government officials, such as Chinese President Xi Jinping’s 2015 state visit and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s recent visit to the United Nations.

The opening event was co-hosted by the Houston chapter of China General Chamber of Commerce U.S.A (CGCC), with scores of executives attending from Chinese companies, many of them CTA’s corporate customers.

Li Shaolin, president of the chamber’s Houston chapter, welcomed China Telecom Americas to Texas and as a new member to the local chapter.

“Our chapter has grown from 39 to 70 in a little over a year. Our goal is to increase it to 80 by August next year. We plan to add associate membership and admit U.S. companies to further benefit our member’s business collaboration,” he said.

Li Qiangmin, China’s consul general in Houston, said that competition in the U.S. telecom market is very fierce, but that CTA’s business strategy in the U.S. reflects its confidence in expanding its international business. With more Chinese and businesses coming to Texas, “CTA’s Texas office will surely bring new growth to the company,” he said.