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Mar 18, 2022 08:10 PM
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China Telecom Scales Back 5G investment, Steps Up Industrial Digitalization

China Telecom will scale back 5G investment and focus more on data centers in 2022. Photo: VCG
China Telecom will scale back 5G investment and focus more on data centers in 2022. Photo: VCG

China Telecom Corp. Ltd. is scaling back its 5G investment as it pivots to focus on data centers — now a national priority — and explores listing its cloud unit, according to Chairman Ke Ruiwen.

The telecom giant plans to invest 34 billion yuan ($5.3 billion) in 5G infrastructure in 2022, representing a year-on-year decrease of 10.5%, while total capital expenditure is set to reach 93 billion yuan, up 7% from a year ago, Ke said in an earnings call on Thursday.

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