HERNDON, Va., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Chicago. 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 Chicago 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 Chicago 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 and Chicago have strong business ties. China is one of the largest markets for the future growth of many of the international businesses corporations in Chicago and the surrounding region. At least 300 Chicago-based companies have branch offices in China. And, more than 30 China-based companies in the industries of logistics, transportation, wholesaling, automotive parts, machine parts, and wind power have offices in Chicago. Chicago has one of the most diversified economies in the United States, with gross regional product exceeding $475 billion annually.
The branch office in Chicago is located near O'Hare Airport. The address of the office is 8755 West Higgins Road, Chicago.
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 Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Jose, and subsidiaries in Toronto, Canada, and Sao Paolo, Brazil, China Telecom Americas continues to expand its strength and reach. 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 September 2011, China Telecom had 170 million fixed-line telephone subscribers, close to 117 million mobile (CDMA) subscribers, and nearly 74 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