China Telecom and WBA will strengthen WiFi deployment and applications in industries
Hong Kong – 11 June, 2015 – China Telecom, The world’s largest fixed-line and wireline broadband operator with 141 million Access lines in service & 108 million wireline broadband subscribers respectively, is announcing its success of bidding board member of WBA, Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the WiFi industry organization to secure global deployment of user experience friendly Wi-Fi service and its application to other industry sectors.
China Telecom has become the member of WBA in 2011 and has done a lot to facilitate WiFi roaming between operators, and its large-scale hotspot coverage helps address increasing user demand for Wi-Fi access in China, which has seen the largest growth in WiFi year over year from megapolis to remote towns.
“China Telecom’s rapid and widespread deployment of Wi-Fi is nothing short of impressive,” said Shrikant Shenwai, CEO for Wireless Broadband Alliance. “What’s more, their extensive network footprint across airports, hotels, restaurants will be of great significance to WBA member operators and WiFi industry players interested in roaming access in China.”
“We’re committed to providing best quality Wi-Fi service for consumers and corporate customers, and our roaming partners.” said Mr. Yan Ou, Deputy Managing Director, International Business Department of China Telecom. “We’ve installed best-in-class communications equipment, and we continue to increase Wi-Fi coverage in China and its application in industries, such as Smart Cities and Logistics.”
“China Telecom has more than 1 million APs covering every city in China, with 10 million active users and data usage more than 20000 TB per month.” said Mr. Zhang Tao, Director of Mobile Business Department for China Telecom Global. “Furthermore, we will power more to activate WiFi industry chain, to seek more partnership with various players, targeting to provide more easy-use service at much more reasonable price.”
About China Telecom Global
China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited for managing international business. With its headquarters in Hong Kong, CTG has set up branches in 26 countries spanning across Asia, Americas and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region to offer world-class integrated communication services.
CTG’s comprehensive portfolio of Data, IP, Voice, Internet Data Centre and ICT solutions deliver industry-leading resilience, speed, and diversity to meet the high level requirements from our customers and partners.
Leveraging on the dominant strength in global network of its mother company, CHINA TELECOM, CTG has firmly taken hold of the market opportunities of the booming mobile Internet and the increasing demand for vertical information technology solutions and has positioned itself as “a leader of smart pipes, a provider of the integrated platform and a participant in contents and applications”.
About China Telecommunications Corporation
China Telecommunications Corporation is an extra-large State-owned telecom operator in China, and was selected into the Top 500 Global Corporations for many consecutive years. China Telecom mainly provides the integrated information services including the fixed-line telephone, mobile service, Internet connection and applications services. China Telecom built the world biggest CDMA 3G network and now are launching its FD LTE and TD LTE network national wide. China Telecom is the parent company of China Telecom Global or CTG. CTG’s comprehensive portfolio of Mobile, Data, IP, Voice, Internet Data Centre and ICT solutions delivers industry-leading resilience, speed, and diversity to meet the most stringent requirements of our customers. CTG currently has subsidiaries and offices in 26 countries and regions around the world.
About Wireless Broadband Alliance
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) was founded in 2003. Its aim is to secure an outstanding user experience through the global deployment of next generation Wi-Fi. The WBA and its industry-leading members are dedicated to delivering this quality experience through technology innovation, interoperability and robust security.
The WBA membership includes major fixed and mobile operators such as BT, AT&T, NTT Communications, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and China Telecom; and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Huawei Technologies and Intel. WBA member operators collectively serve more than 1 billion subscribers and operate more than 10 million hotspots globally.