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About China Telecom (Europe) (CTE)

Founded in 2006, China Telecom (Europe) has been building our local presence longer than any other major Chinese Telecom. We provide connectivity solutions that create a strong, flexible and secure digital silk road between Europe and Asia.
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Our mission at China Telecom (Europe) is to build and support multinational businesses on the digital silk road linking Europe and Asia.

China Telecom (Europe) has been in Europe since 2006. We are the leading Chinese provider of global connectivity and ICT solutions.

We want to reduce the complexity in delivering telecommunications services.

With China Telecom (Europe), you can have a single local point of contact for all global telecom inquiries and orders. We provide your business with the single invoice in a unified currency streamlining your payment process. And, we simplify first level support with us being the single contact for fault reporting, to ensure timely resolutions.

As part of China Telecom Global business, we are able to deliver comprehensive solutions to you.

China Telecom (Europe) (CTE) is part of China Telecom Global (CTG) headquartered in Hong Kong. CTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited based in Beijing. CTG oversees branches outside of China across Asia, Americas, Europe and Middle East Africa (MEA). As part of this collective China Telecom (Europe) can service your business connectivity technology needs wherever your offices are in the world.

How do we compare globally?

World’s largest fixed line and broadband operator.

We are the world’s largest fixed line operator (144 million lines) and broadband operator (127 million subscribers).

What do we look like in China?

Strongest connection in China

We own and operate China’s largest optical fiber network (83,000km long) connecting all Chinese cities. We are the primary telecommunications service provider in all 21 southern provinces in China.

What does our infrastructure look like?

Extensive global capabilities

International bilateral connectivity to 100+ countries with extensive land and sea cables. Extensive European-Asia Network – Transiting TMP, TEA, TEA2, TEA4, CR2, TSR, SMW3, SMW4 and SMW5 cable systems. Owns comprehensive trans-Pacific cable systems, including China-U.S., Japan-U.S., SEA-ME-WE3 in APCN2, SMW3, SMW5, FASTER, Flag, TAE, etc.

What about the people in the business?

We think global and act local

We are part of a group employing more than 670,000 professionals around the world. In Europe, China Telecom (Europe) employs 200+ full time staff living and working across 20 European countries.

We serve European multinational enterprises, Chinese enterprises in Europe, carriers, telecom service providers and Europe-based Chinese consumers.

We have an extensive global network providing services that span the world.

Our European-Asia Network consists of more terrestrial and submarine routes than any of our competitors. We can provide services to your business including data, voice, cloud, hosting and ICT requirements; and give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re in the safe hands of industry experts with local knowledge.

We offer you more options than any other carrier when you do business with China.

Domestically in China, we are the owner/operator of the largest digital network. This results in superior lower latency, greater diversity and improved resilience when accessing business applications to and from China.

Best of all, you can get all the services you want from one provider. China Telecom (Europe) seamlessly connects your global business to the world’s largest single marketplace.