The Harvard College China Forum invited Steven Tan, President of China Telecom Americas, to attend the "Technology | Environment | Infrastructure" as a panel member on April 7, 2018. Mr. Tan interacted with participants from telecommunications, petroleum, construction and banking, and talked about innovation and opportunity for telecommunications between the U.S. and China.

"The role of China Telecom Americas in infrastructure is as a facilitator in the quick-growth information society," said Steven Tan. For example, as a leading provider of integrated communications, China Telecom Americas follows China's "Belt and Road Initiative" program, and provides a backbone network to achieve large-scale data transmission between countries and to benefit the overseas companies in Americas, Africa, and Middle East.

"Collaboration with leading U.S. technology companies brings mutual benefits to both countries," Mr. Tan said, "Teaming up with Facebook, Microsoft, Google and others, we have made a lot of progress in the establishment of transpacific network services, which ensures that fast-speed data transmission crosses the Pacific and stimulates cooperation between business and technology companies."

In the past two years, China Telecom Americas successfully established an international submarine cable route, NCP (New Cross Pacific), which offers transpacific network services between the world's two largest economies, the United States and China. In 2020, China Telecom Americas plans to build another international submarine cable route: HKA (Hong Kong America).

This infrastructure not only enhances business cooperation globally, but also contributes to the development of cross-border communities. Now China Telecom Americas has laid the foundation for future information technology development and takes responsibility to become a key to connecting the Chinese and U.S. information communities.