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China Telecom

China Telecom is the largest fixed line service and third largest mobile telecommunication provider in China. It is listed in Hong Kong and New York, but is controlled by the Chinese government.

The combination of China Unicom and China Telecom would create a carrier with more than 590 million mobile phone subscribers, a number that would be second only to China Mobile among wireless network operators worldwide

China explores merger of telecoms network giants

China is exploring a merger between two of the nation’s three telecommunications carriers to speed up the development of 5G mobile services amid a race with the US over the technology, according to people familiar with the matter.