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    Whale Cloud and China Telecom Recognized as Finalists for TM Forum Excellence Awards 2020

    Nanjing, China, July 01, 2020 – Whale Cloud and China Telecom today announced that they have been jointly recognized as finalists for TM Forum Excellence Awards 2020 in the Cloud Native IT & Agility category.

     

    The two companies won the “Outstanding Customer Centricity Award” at the TM Forum Excellence Awards 2019.

     

    Cloud native IT and agility category focuses on how hyper-converged infrastructure can deliver faster time-to-value and dynamic zero-touch operations. Whale Cloud and China Telecom worked as one team to help China Telecom transform its legacy IT architecture into a cloud-native distributed one to enable the required business and IT agility, affirming its leading position in internet speeds, innovation and customer experience. The unified BSS 3.0 platform supports continuous integration and development processes. With the platform, China Telecom consolidated and decommissioned 62 applications to streamline operations across its 31 subsidiaries, accelerating the time to market to launch new services from two months to three days.

     

    “Congratulations to the finalists for this year’s prestigious Excellence Awards,” said Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum. “The entries selected by our impartial judging panel make an inspiring set of real-world digital transformation case studies. The business results achieved by this year’s finalists demonstrate that real change is possible and underscore the critical importance of collaboration and co-creation to the future of our industry. I look forward to congratulating the winners in October.”

     

    “We are delighted that Whale Cloud and China Telecom are finalists for TM Forum Excellence Awards 2020,” said Ben Zhou, CEO, Whale Cloud International. “We worked as a team with China Telecom for BSS 3.0 project and now the effort is paid off. The recognition validates our expertise and alignment of TM Forum best practices and standards to accelerate our customers digital journey.”

     

    The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Digital Transformation World in Copenhagen, Denmark in October, 2020.

     

     

    About China Telecom

    China Telecom Corporation Limited (“China Telecom” or the “Company”, a joint stock limited company incorporated in the People’s Republic of China with limited liability, together with its subsidiaries, collectively the “Group”) is a large-scale and leading integrated intelligent information services operator in the world, providing wireline & mobile telecommunications services, Internet access services, information services and other value-added telecommunications services primarily in the PRC. As at the end of 2019, the Company had mobile subscribers of about 336 million, wireline broadband subscribers of about 153 million and access lines in service of about 111 million. The Company’s H shares and American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Hong Kong Stock Exchange” or “HKSE”) and the New York Stock Exchange respectively.

     

    About TM Forum

    TM Forum is an association of over 850 member companies that generate a combined US$2 trillion in revenue and serve five billion customers across 180 countries. We drive collaboration and collective problem-solving to maximize the business success of communication and digital service providers and their ecosystem of suppliers around the world. Today, our focus is on supporting members as they navigate their unique digital transformation journeys, providing practical and proven assets and tools to accelerate execution and platforms to facilitate collaborative problem solving and innovation. Follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook. Learn more at www.tmforum.org.