People walk past a China Telecom public phone booth in Shanghai in this October 28, 2013 file photo. China Telecom Corp Ltd, the smallest of China's three mobile phone network operators, matched ... more 
People walk past a China Telecom public phone booth in Shanghai in this October 28, 2013 file photo. China Telecom Corp Ltd, the smallest of China's three mobile phone network operators, matched analyst estimates by reporting a 17.4 percent on-year rise in net annual profit, which hit its highest in six years. Net income reached 17.5 billion yuan ($2.83 billion) in 2013, China Telecom said on releasing its full-year earnings on March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS) less 
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