China Telecom Corp., Ltd. is a Chinese Telecommunications company. It is one of the listed companies of state-owned China Telecommunications Corporation. Its H share traded in the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 15 November 2002. It is a constituent of Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, the index for H share of state-controlled listed companies.
China Telecom was a brand of China Telecommunications Corporation, but after marketization of China, the state-owned enterprise spin off the brand and operating companies as a separate group, floating it in the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
As of 2017, it had 153 million customers that are using China Telecommunications Corporation's internet service, which 134 million of them belongs to the listed company, China Telecom Corp., Ltd.