0728.HK - China Telecom Corporation Limited

HKSE - HKSE Delayed Price. Currency in HKD
3.140
+0.030 (+0.96%)
As of 10:02AM HKT. Market open.
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Previous Close3.110
Open3.100
Bid3.130 x 0
Ask3.140 x 0
Day's Range3.100 - 3.140
52 Week Range3.020 - 4.530
Volume5,167,871
Avg. Volume38,613,065
Market Cap254.128B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.90
PE Ratio (TTM)10.61
EPS (TTM)0.296
Earnings DateOct 28, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.12 (4.08%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-03
1y Target Est4.63
  • China races U.S. pressure as it launches massive 5G mobile network
    MarketWatch

    China races U.S. pressure as it launches massive 5G mobile network

    China has begun offering cellphone customers superfast 5G service, a technological leap that comes despite U.S. attempts to contain Beijing’s largest telecom company. China Mobile Ltd. (CHL)(CHLKF)(HK:941) , China Telecom Corp. (CHA)(HK:728)and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd. (CHU)(CHUFF)(HK:762)are offering plans starting around 128 yuan ($18) a month, going up to roughly $100, with speeds up to 100 times faster than existing 4G services, according to the companies’ promotional materials. Beijing already has some 10,000 operational 5G base stations, and over 100,000 are planned across the country, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

  • China Offers 5G Discounts in Race to Scale Biggest Network
    Bloomberg

    China Offers 5G Discounts in Race to Scale Biggest Network

    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.China’s phone carriers offered discounts to subscribers after switching on the world’s largest 5G network Thursday, seeking to spur growth for an ultra-fast wireless system that’s key to technology supremacy. The country’s three wireless operators need to attract users to help pay for infrastructure they’ve spent more than $43 billion on in this year alone. While the technology is essential for developing industrial applications expected to drive a new digital economy, its faster speeds and lower lag times may be less compelling for consumers than previous upgrades.On the launch day of fifth-generation services in Beijing’s financial district, stores were quiet as carriers said they expect more users to sign up online.On the Twitter-like Weibo, “5G launching in 50 cities” and “5G package prices” were among the top-20 trending topics. But some Chinese consumers are balking at the high prices for handsets and service plans.“I don’t have money to buy a 5G phone, or to pay for a plan,” said Weibo user Yuanyao. “Too expensive. I can’t afford it,” said another named XBACK-No fear.Smartphone SupremacyWhile carriers look to lure more users to pay up for faster services, China’s handset makers also stand to benefit from fast uptake.Huawei Technologies Co., which also supplies the biggest slice of 5G network equipment, saw its smartphone market share jump to 42% in the third quarter, up from around 25% a year ago, according to research firm Canalys. It has already introduced several 5G models, as have Chinese brands including ZTE, Xiaomi and Vivo.Luring users to the world’s largest 5G networks may also help Chinese handset makers increase their global market share. Samsung Electronics Co. is the world’s top seller of smartphones, followed by Huawei. and Apple Inc.Huawei has already debuted models that work on the super-fast network in the U.K. and other markets in addition to China. On Wednesday, the Nikkei reported that Apple is telling suppliers that it expects to ship at least 80 million iPhones with 5G wireless modems next year.5G DealsAs of Thursday, China Mobile Ltd. was offering discounts of as much as 30% for users that pre-registered for 5G. Consumers buying 5G handsets from the carrier will get as much as 600 yuan ($85) off and gifts worth 699 yuan, the biggest operator by users said in a statement.China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd., the No. 3 carrier, and No. 2 China Telecom Corp. are also offering similar discounts to pre-registered users, along with other discounts and gifts via online lotteries and through their branches throughout the country.South Korea’s wireless carriers were the first to offer commercial 5G services, with SK Telecom Co. launching its network in April and Samsung already offering a 5G-enabled smartphone. Total 5G subscribers have surpassed 3 million in the country, although consumer reaction has been mixed.The faster network’s coverage was initially incomplete, leaving users to fall back on 4G more than some had expected, especially when using the service indoors.South Korean carriers SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp., have also sought to entice new users to adopt the technology, offering trade-ins and incentives that slash the price of new 5G phones to less than $200 from sticker prices of as much as $1,000. The subsidies have declined as the rollout expanded, said Kim Hee Sup, vice president at SK Telecom.“It’s true that the speed and coverage of 5G didn’t meet consumers’ expectations in early days,” said Kim Hee Sup, a vice president at South Korea’s largest carrier SK Telecom. “Now, the 5G service is rapidly improving as carriers are expanding the roll-out.”T-Mobile US Inc. earlier this week said it will flip on a nationwide 5G service by year end. Still, the carrier doesn’t offer yet offer a 5G compatible device yet and the service will be available only on one band of airwaves they are calling the “foundational layer,” with more layers of spectrum to come.The largest U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc. launched 5G in April and has promised to have it available in parts of 30 cities this year. Rival AT&T Inc. has 5G in areas of 21 cities and plans to offer 5G nationwide by mid 2020. Sprint Inc., which has limited 5G available in nine cities, has promised a superior 5G network if its $26.5 billion merger with T-Mobile is approved.\--With assistance from Sohee Kim and Scott Moritz.To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Shirley Zhao in Hong Kong at xzhao306@bloomberg.net;Gao Yuan in Beijing at ygao199@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Nagarajan at samnagarajan@bloomberg.net, Dave McCombs, Colum MurphyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • China Rolls Out World’s Largest 5G Mobile Phone Network
    Bloomberg

    China Rolls Out World’s Largest 5G Mobile Phone Network

    (Bloomberg) -- China’s three state-owned wireless carriers debuted 5G mobile phone services Thursday, a milestone in the country’s push to become a technology power even as it remains locked in a trade war with the U.S.China Mobile Ltd., the country’s largest carrier, unveiled its network in 50 cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, with packages priced as low as 128 yuan ($18) a month. Rivals China Telecom Corp. and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd. also introduced their services at comparable rates.The operators had planned to start the networks next year, but accelerated the rollout just as the U.S. dug in on a boycott of China-based 5G equipment supplier and technology giant Huawei Technologies Co. Operators in the U.S. have introduced 5G to parts of some cities, without using Huawei gear, and South Korea debuted its version in April, though China will quickly become the largest provider by virtue of its huge population and investment by the companies.“While some other countries launched 5G services earlier this year, China will have the largest commercial operating 5G network in the world on Friday,” Chris Lane and other analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. wrote in a note to clients Wednesday. “The scale of its network and the price of its 5G services will have a pivotal impact throughout the supply chain.”How 5G Will Change China (Beyond Faster Video Games): QuickTakeLocal media had initially reported the carriers would make 5G available starting Friday. As of Thursday morning, all three were already offering access to the service.Subscribers in China -- more than 10 million have pre-registered for 5G -- will have access to faster videos and games, more virtual reality applications and improved performance for mobile videoconferencing.China Mobile’s 5G packages for the heaviest users are priced similar to 4G plans that go as high as 588 yuan a month.The largest cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen will get full coverage first. The three operators have projected a combined capital spending of 302 billion yuan this year.Subsidies for Huawei Gear Would Be Banned Under FCC Proposal The scale of deploying 5G infrastructure across China is especially important for Huawei. Dominance in the world’s largest market can blunt the effects of a U.S. campaign against other countries installing Huawei gear, which it accuses of posing a security threat. Despite the U.S. pressure, Huawei said in July that it had signed more than 60 commercial contracts to supply 5G networks around the world, including at least 28 in Europe.(Updates with introductions Thursday in second paragraph)\--With assistance from Gao Yuan.To contact the reporter on this story: Shirley Zhao in Hong Kong at xzhao306@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Nagarajan at samnagarajan@bloomberg.net, Dave McCombsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Do You Like China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKG:728) At This P/E Ratio?
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    Do You Like China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKG:728) At This P/E Ratio?

    The goal of this article is to teach you how to use price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll apply a basic P/E...

  • China Telecom profit falls on lower investment income
    MarketWatch

    China Telecom profit falls on lower investment income

    Net profit decreased to 18.39 billion yuan ($2.60 billion), as investment income and income from investments in associates fell 50%, China Telecom said.

  • China Telecom's Annual Report Ranked No.3 of "Top 100 Reports Worldwide"
    PR Newswire

    China Telecom's Annual Report Ranked No.3 of "Top 100 Reports Worldwide"

    NYSE: CHA) is pleased to announce that the print and online versions of its 2018 Annual Report "Intelligent Transformation to Co-share Value of Innovation" have won in total six platinum awards and five gold awards, and ranked No.3 of "Top 100 Reports Worldwide" (No.1 in Asia Pacific) in LACP 2018 Vision Awards by the League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP), marking one of the best award-winning records of the Company since its participation in the competition. In addition, the Company's print Annual Report has earned 3 gold awards in 2019 International ARC Awards.

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    6 Guru Stocks That Could Grow Fast

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  • Do Hedge Funds Love China Telecom Corporation Limited  (CHA)?
    Insider Monkey

    Do Hedge Funds Love China Telecom Corporation Limited (CHA)?

    Hedge funds and other investment firms run by legendary investors like Israel Englander, Jeffrey Talpins and Ray Dalio are entrusted to manage billions of dollars of accredited investors' money because they are without peer in the resources they use to identify the best investments for their chosen investment horizon. Moreover, they are more willing to […]

  • We Think China Telecom (HKG:728) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt
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    We Think China Telecom (HKG:728) Is Taking Some Risk With Its Debt

    The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...

  • China Telecom Voted as "Most Honored Companies in Asia" by Institutional Investor for the Ninth Consecutive Year
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    China Telecom Voted as "Most Honored Companies in Asia" by Institutional Investor for the Ninth Consecutive Year

    HONG KONG , Sept. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- China Telecom Corporation Limited ("China Telecom" or "the Company"; HKEx: 00728; NYSE: CHA) is pleased to announce that the Company was voted ...

  • 5G Is for Show-offs, Bernstein Says
    Bloomberg

    5G Is for Show-offs, Bernstein Says

    (Bloomberg) -- With 5G, the latest, greatest wireless networks promise to revolutionize industries from transportation to medicine. But for mobile-phone users, 5G is a way to show off, said analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein.Handsets compatible with the superfast service are more expensive, but don’t offer practical benefits over the latest 4G models that already download at speeds well above that required to stream high-definition video, wrote analysts Chris Lane and Samuel Chen in a Friday note to clients.“We see no rational case for a consumer to upgrade to 5G,” wrote the analysts. “And yet they are.”South Korean carrier SK Telecom Co. reached one million 5G subscribers last month, 140 days after introducing the world’s first commercial service, representing about 3.5% of its user base. China will have about 170 million 5G smartphones available by next year, according to estimates by China Telecom Corp., which targets 60 million 5G users for its network.Carriers in the U.S., Australia and other markets have also introduced 5G services to limited areas, with plans for expanding coverage nationwide over the next few years.The latest 5G handsets do not “future proof” users because the technology isn’t fully matured and will continue to evolve, while a new 4G handset will still be a leading-edge device in two years, Lane and Chen wrote. Specifically, first-edition 5G phones can’t access millimeter wave bands that will be added in coming years to fulfill the technology’s high-speed, low-latency promise.At the same time, carmakers are looking to 5G’s speed for eventual use in guiding autonomous-driving vehicles, while surgeons are already performing remote procedures using the technology, which transmits data with virtually no lag time. Manufacturers intend to use 5G networks for automation, robotics and machine-learning systems.“Having the latest 5G smartphone, and equally importantly, showing it off might be its single most important benefit,” the analysts wrote. “Especially if you are one of the first. For a single millennial in search of a partner, it might even provide validation of them as a potential good catch.”\--With assistance from Ryan Lovdahl and Gao Yuan.To contact the reporter on this story: Dave McCombs in Tokyo at dmccombs@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Nagarajan at samnagarajan@bloomberg.net, Ryan LovdahlFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Senators want FCC to review Chinese telecom approvals to operate in U.S.
    Reuters

    Senators want FCC to review Chinese telecom approvals to operate in U.S.

    Two U.S. senators on Monday asked the FCC and national security agencies to review whether two Chinese state-owned telecom companies should be allowed to operate in the United States, at a time of heightened concern about possible Chinese spying. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican, asked Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai to review approvals in the early 2000s that allow China Telecom and China Unicom to operate in the United States.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 2-Senators want FCC to review Chinese telecom approvals to operate in U.S.

    Two U.S. senators on Monday asked the FCC and national security agencies to review whether two Chinese state-owned telecom companies should be allowed to operate in the United States, at a time of heightened concern about possible Chinese spying. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican, asked Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai to review approvals in the early 2000s that allow China Telecom and China Unicom to operate in the United States.

  • At HK$3.59, Is It Time To Put China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKG:728) On Your Watch List?
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    At HK$3.59, Is It Time To Put China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKG:728) On Your Watch List?

    China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKG:728) saw significant share price movement during recent months on the SEHK...

  • China Telecom, Unicom will team up to build 5G network
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    China Telecom, Unicom will team up to build 5G network

    China Telecom said last month it was ready to join rivals to build network for 5G, the fifth generation cellular network technology that promises to support new features such as autonomous driving. China is the world's biggest smartphone market and tie-ups between major operators there could lessen overall infrastructure spending, potentially affecting telecoms gear makers such as Huawei that are banking on the gradual rollout of 5G services. Countries like South Korea and the United States have already started 5G services, and China is rushing to join the race.

  • China Telecom to develop blockchain smartphones
    Decrypt

    China Telecom to develop blockchain smartphones

    The state-run telecommunications giant said its 5G-era SIM cards will be blockchain ready, and will even allow devices to act as nodes.

  • China telcos weigh sharing 5G network to cut costs, potentially hurting Huawei
    Reuters

    China telcos weigh sharing 5G network to cut costs, potentially hurting Huawei

    China Telecom said on Thursday it is ready to build a 5G mobile network with its rivals in order to reduce costs, a proposal that is likely to cut multi-billion dollar equipment orders for vendors such as Huawei Technologies. China's big three state telcos are racing to roll out 5G services in more than 50 cities this year, following countries like South Korea and the United States which have already started the service that promises to support new technologies such as autonomous driving. While the gradual rollout of 5G services globally is a boon to telecoms gear makers, tie-ups by mobile operators in China, the world's biggest smartphone market, to build the network together threaten to cut the size of the overall 5G infrastructure spending.

  • China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKG:728): Poised For Long Term Success?
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    China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKG:728): Poised For Long Term Success?

    Based on China Telecom Corporation Limited's (HKG:728) earnings update in March 2019, analysts seem fairly confident...

  • China Telecom Honored with "The Best of Asia - Icon on Corporate Governance" and Awards in IR, CSR and Other Aspects
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    China Telecom Honored with "The Best of Asia - Icon on Corporate Governance" and Awards in IR, CSR and Other Aspects

    HONG KONG , July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- China Telecom Corporation Limited ("China Telecom" or "the Company"; HKEx: 00728; NYSE: CHA) was awarded, for the 12 th time, " The Best ...

  • Does China Telecom Corporation Limited's (HKG:728) 13% Earnings Growth Reflect The Long-Term Trend?
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    Does China Telecom Corporation Limited's (HKG:728) 13% Earnings Growth Reflect The Long-Term Trend?

    After looking at China Telecom Corporation Limited's (HKG:728) latest earnings update (31 March 2019), I found it...

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    3 China Dividend Stocks With Exposure to the Growth of 5G

    Here are three China stocks that pay reliable dividends and that could benefit from the rollout of 5G.

  • Why We Think China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKG:728) Could Be Worth Looking At
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    Why We Think China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKG:728) Could Be Worth Looking At

    I've been keeping an eye on China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKG:728) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals...

  • Huawei-U.S. Clash Mars China's Biggest Mobile Forum
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    Huawei-U.S. Clash Mars China's Biggest Mobile Forum

    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.The U.S. blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co. and other top Chinese tech companies is making it trickier for some mobile industry professionals to get down to business.The June 26-28 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, China’s largest forum for the mobile industry, is scheduled to start amid almost daily salvos from the Trump administration aimed at Huawei and other technology companies in the world’s largest mobile phone market.The Trump administration’s blacklisting of Huawei has dominated global industry discussions in past months, as it threatens to upend supply chains and disrupt the global roll out of fifth-generation technology -- an infrastructure spending spree worth hundreds of billions of dollars. U.S.-Chinese tensions are escalating just as carriers around the world such as China Mobile Ltd. and China Telecom Corp. -- set as keynote speakers at MWC Shanghai -- choose equipment vendors for the 5G networks expected to support technologies from remote surgery to automated factories and driverless cars.“It’s quite a sensitive moment,’’ said William Chou, managing partner of Deloitte Private in Beijing, and a scheduled speaker at the conference’s key Global Device Summit session. He said it’s unlikely Huawei and ZTE will want to show off all their latest devices at MWC Shanghai given how the perception that they are ahead of global rivals has fueled tension.The focus will instead be on 5G applications and how the vastness of China’s market is likely to drive development, Chou said.“We really need to understand the market, putting aside the political agenda,” said Chou. “Business is still business, and particularly in this telco area -- telcos and device manufacturers -- they all need to work together.”The Shanghai event is modeled after a bigger annual industry show in Barcelona. This year’s gathering in Spain was also squarely focused on Huawei and China, a nod to the country’s rising global importance and to how the Washington-Beijing dispute is creasing the business environment.“The danger for international companies, especially American companies, is that they are ceding these opportunities to influence the marketplace to non-American companies, which can have knock-on consequences that could be far greater than some had anticipated,’’ said Jake Saunders, a vice president at ABI Research, and a scheduled speaker and moderator at the conference.A two-hour flight away in Osaka, Huawei is also likely to be on the agenda for a meeting between the presidents of China and the U.S. at the G-20 summit.Last week, President Donald Trump said he had a “very good telephone conversation” with President Xi Jinping and said talks will resume before the two meet at the June 28-29 summit. It’s not clear if Huawei was part of their call, but it’s an issue Trump himself has said could be on the table.Trump last year reversed a similar ban on Huawei rival ZTE at Xi’s request. Getting that kind of result now would be significant for Xi because the company is exponentially more important than ZTE, said Samm Sacks, cybersecurity policy and China digital economy fellow at New America.People familiar with the matter on Tuesday said China is considering adding U.S.-based delivery firm FedEx Corp. to its list of so-called unreliable entities. FedEx drew the ire of Chinese officials after Huawei said that documents it asked to be shipped from Japan to China were instead diverted to the U.S. without authorization.What Bloomberg Intelligence says:“China’s early, widespread 5G deployment would entitle it to the spoils of first-mover advantage, including an edge in setting global standards. An aggressive infrastructure and network build-out will be required for a swift rollout, fueling demand for telecom site resources and equipment.”--Denise Wong, BI Infrastructure analyst--Click here for the researchHuawei itself will be out in force at the Shanghai show, based on the lineup at the MWC website this week. Deputy Chairman Ken Hu is scheduled to deliver a keynote and the speaker’s list includes 17 names from the company, including Chaobin Yang, president of Huawei’s 5G product line; Kevin Ho, president of handsets, and Hua Liang, chairman of the Huawei board.As delegates and speakers head to Shanghai, Huawei is said to be preparing for smartphone shipments outside China to drop by between 40 million and 60 million this year. That outlook highlights the uncertainty gripping the company, a Chinese national champion accused by the U.S. of aiding Beijing in espionage -- something Huawei has repeatedly denied.Still, the Shanghai show is on track as planned to draw more than 60,000 attendees from over 110 countries and territories along with about 550 companies, GSMA, the industry group that produces the event, said in an email.Stockholm-based Ericsson AB, a key 5G equipment supplier, is scheduled to field 11 speakers at the event, including Chief Executive Officer Borje Ekholm and Chief Technology Officer Erik Ekudden. Nokia Oyj, another top gear manufacturer, has eight speakers listed on the program website.(Updates with possibility FedEx would be added to China’s list of unreliable entities in 11th paragraph. The date of the show was corrected in a previous version of this story.)To contact the reporter on this story: Dave McCombs in Tokyo at dmccombs@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Nagarajan at samnagarajan@bloomberg.net, Edwin ChanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Why Did Jefferies Cut Targets on China Mobile and China Telecom?
    Bloomberg

    Why Did Jefferies Cut Targets on China Mobile and China Telecom?

    Aug.21 -- Edison Lee, analyst and head of telecom research at Jefferies in Hong Kong, talks about Chinese technology stocks, and the trade war between the U.S. and China. He speaks with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and Paul Allen "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."