As of the end of 2013, China Telecom has 186 million mobile subscribers, amongst which 103 million are 3G subscribers. As the largest wireline operator, China Telecom also has more than 100 million wireline broadband subscribers. China Telecom provides about 65% of China's internet bandwidth.
China Telecom also operates the largest commercial Wi-Fi network in China, which is sold under the ChinaNet brand. The ChinaNet is also the SSID of the Wi-Fi network. As of June 2014, China Telecom has deployed estimated over 1,000,000 access points in over 120,000 hotspots nationwide. ChinaNet Wi-Fi network covers most of the major airports, and in over 250 major Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanning, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Dalian, Kunming, Wuhan, Chongqing and Xi'an.
China Telecom launched the first online store in 2011(www.189.cn), and www.189.cn/english is lauched in 2014 and focusing on international market allowing international customers to purchase China Telecom products and services using their international credit cards (Visa, Master, American express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB) via Internet from anywhere at any time. The products include: mobile phones，UIM cards, ChinaNet Wi-Fi pass, Prepaid Refills, and Mobile Broadband devices and services.
China Telecom received its 4G license in December 2013. On July 15th 2014, China Telecom launched its first batch of 4G compatible smartphones and 4G mobile plans in the Chinese wireless market. China Telecom’s 4G network is compatible with both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE. China Telecom’s 4G network offers a data speed up to 150 Mbps for mobile customers.