HERNDON, Va., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned North American-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA) has announced the opening of a new full-service office in New York City. China Telecom Americas is a provider of data, IP and voice wholesale services to multinational companies, organizations and international carriers requiring China domestic services and international access to China and the Asia Pacific region.
"The opportunity presented by China's continued economic growth can be both attractive and overwhelming to businesses entering the region. Many firms want an experienced partner to help them develop and deploy a plan for success in China. For these companies, that partner is China Telecom Americas," said Donald Tan, president of China Telecom Americas. "We have seen a growing demand for diverse, reliable communication from companies, especially in the New York/New Jersey region. We realized that we needed to have a fully-functional office in the area to better service our growing list of important customers, especially those in the financial, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors."
"Ever since we launched China Telecom in the Americas, we have known that New York was a logical location to open an office. We have been building relationships there for years in anticipation of this day," Tan continued. "We are excited by the region's abundance of enterprises with economic ties in the growing Asian markets."
China is one of the largest markets for the future growth of many of New York/New Jersey international businesses. China's five largest companies have their U.S. headquarters in the New York metropolitan area. 53 Chinese companies are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. China is the largest trading partner for the seaport of New York and New Jersey, accounting for over 30 percent of the port's export activity. In addition, New York State's economic development agency has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai.
The New York office is located in Midtown Manhattan, at 358 Fifth Avenue.
ABOUT CHINA TELECOM AMERICAS
China Telecom Americas, a wholly-owned US-based subsidiary of China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA), is an international telecom provider for Data, IP and Voice Wholesale services to multinational companies, organizations and international carriers requiring China domestic services and International access to China & Asia Pacific. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Jose, St. Louis and a subsidiary in Toronto, Canada, China Telecom Americas continues to expand its reach, including to Latin America. China Telecom Americas provides locally-based, one-stop-shop, turn-key solutions for everything from China domestic and international data circuits to IDC services, network management, equipment management, system integration, and much more. For additional information on China Telecom Americas, please visit www.ctamericas.com.
ABOUT CHINA TELECOM CORPORATION LIMITED
China Telecom Corporation Limited is a full services integrated operator and the world's largest fixed-line telecommunications and broadband services provider, providing telecommunications and information services including fixed-line voice, mobile voice, data, video and multimedia in the PRC. By the end of 2009, China Telecom owned 194 million fixed-line telephone subscribers, 62.36 million mobile (CDMA) subscribers, and 61.75 million broadband customers. Its H shares and American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") are listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the New York Stock Exchange respectively.
SOURCE China Telecom Americas