China Telecom Helps Govt Web Sites, Works On Broadband, Trials VOIP

China
Telecom
will assist the country’s government departments and ministries
in setting up their Web sites, according to China’s official news service
Xinhua.

The national telecom will provide preferential treatment to government
organization including 128 k data lines for the national level and 65 k for
the provincial level connecting to 163 and 169 nets where a most private
and business Web sites are sitting.

Shanghai’s Wenhui Daily reported this week that the national carrier
has developed an integrated network of public data and multi-media
communications with an ATM broadband network linking all major cities to
constructed shortly.

Moreover, China Telecom was recently selected by the government along with
China Unicom and China Jitong Corp to operate IP telephony services for a
six month trial.

“After a six-month trial operation, we will authorize more Internet service
providers to engage in this business,” Zhou Baoxin, deputy director of the
Telecommunications Administration, told Business Weekly.

The cost of the Internet telephony services provided by the three will
remain the same during the trial period.

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