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  1. Unicom China launches 'App Store' rival

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Unicom, the mainland's No 2 wireless network operator, will introduce its 'WoStore' mobile applications service in Hong Kong next year in a move that could ... Unicom secured key alliances with Hong Kong 3G mobile network operators, a spokeswoman for ZTE Corp said. Unicom subscribers in Hong Kong could already access the service. ZTE built the online ...

  2. China Unicom pins hopes on i-gadgets

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu China Unicom is pinning its hopes on the mainland launch of Apple's iPhone4 and the iPad to reverse its fortunes this year after reporting a 62 per cent slump in first-half ... for the launch of the much-sought-after gadgets, it would definitely be within this year and 'the sooner the better'. China Unicom is the only telecom operator among the mainland's big ...

  3. China Unicom starts up applications store

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Unicom, with key support from ZTE Corp, has introduced a 3G mobile applications portal called WoStore on the mainland. The service will compete against larger rival China ... handsets being used by Unicom subscribers. 'The potential for [mainland mobile] apps stores depends on handset take-up,' Soh said. 'China Unicom has the advantage given that it has ...

  4. China Mobile posts 3.9pc rise in earnings

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... telecommunications network operators, reports from the mainland this week speculated that China Unicom chairman Chang Xiaobing would leave the second-largest mobile network operator to take over from Vice-Minister Xi Guohua, who is to retire soon from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. China Mobile vice-president Lu Xiangdong was supposed to replace Chang at Unicom. A Hong ...

  5. Unicom denies link to takeover of Nigeria's state telecoms group

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Unicom yesterday tried to clear up the confusion surrounding the company being named as part of a consortium that made a successful US$2.5 billion bid for Nigeria's former telecommunications monopoly. In a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange, the mainland's No2 mobile network operator said China Unicom (Europe) Operations, a wholly owned subsidiary ...

  6. Unicom earnings fall 68pc in first quarter

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Unicom posted a 68 per cent drop in first-quarter net profit yesterday as it continued spending heavily on marketing to attract more 3G users. The country's ... in the market heats up. Revenue was up 6.6 per cent to 40.42 billion yuan from 37.92 billion yuan. Unicom's weak results come on the heels of those from rival China Mobile, the world's largest ...

  7. Unicom's 3G network lures top customers

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Unicom (Hong Kong), which operates the country's second-largest wireless network, has signed more high-value 3G subscribers on the mainland and spent less on handset ... Lisa Soh said in a report. Unicom has 30 per cent market share in terms of number of 3G subscribers, behind China Mobile's 42 per cent and ahead of China Telecom's 28 per cent. ...

  8. Unicom, allies win Nitel with US$2.5b offer

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez A consortium led by China Unicom has made a winning offer of US$2.5 billion to gain control of Nigeria's former state-owned telecommunications monopoly. The deal puts Unicom, the mainland's No 2 cellular network operator, ahead of larger rival China Mobile in the race for strategic telecommunications joint ventures in Africa and other emerging markets. ...

  9. Unicom marks 10 years of listing in HK

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Unicom celebrates 10 years as a Hong Kong-listed company today by hosting a dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. Guests are likely to be treated to comments such as those ... of China Netcom Group Corp, which it acquired under the government-backed restructuring of the domestic telecommunications sector in 2008. 'Unicom notes that management's focus ...

  10. Unicom sells convertible bonds to raise US$1.8b

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Unicom (Hong Kong), the country's second-largest wireless network operator, has raised a net US$1.82 billion through a sale of convertible bonds. Unicom will use ... rapid growth moving forward,' Unicom chairman Chang Xiaobing said. Parent firm China United Network Communications Group had earlier pursued its own financing initiatives. Last week, ...




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