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China Telecom offers satellite phone services

By Jing Shuiyu and Ma Si | China Daily | Updated: 2018-05-17 07:48

Mobile giant gets ready to compete with overseas rivals Inmarsat, Iridium

Satellite phone numbers offered by China Telecom - the country's leading mobile carrier - are now available on the market, meaning Chinese archaeologists and fishermen can finally enjoy domestic services when working in remote areas.

The breakthrough in commercializing the country's self-developed sat-phone services shows China's shift from reliance on foreign satellites for mobile telecommunication, according to an online post by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.

China Telecom offers satellite phone services

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