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Telecommunications Industry in China

Mainland closer to opening up sector

Beijing would soon reveal a pilot scheme as part of plans to open its telecoms sector to private investment, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in Beijing yesterday.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

A helping hand to dial up success

China's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was expected to herald phenomenal growth in its telecommunications industry, as planned-economy principles gave way to market-oriented practices.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Duopoly probe nears solution

The central government's investigation of two state-owned telecommunications giants at the centre of a duopoly scandal in internet broadband services may be headed for a settlement.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Monopolies probe rattles the cage

China's development has reached the stage where reforms are needed to rebalance the economy, exploit untapped potential and guide it onto the path of sustainable high growth. If there is one obstacle stalling progress it is the domination of key strategic industries by state monopolies.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

BT boosts mainland presence with deals

Telecommunications services giant BT Group is stepping up its expansion on the mainland after separately landing major deals with China Unicom and iSoftStone Holdings.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

After telecoms, who's next?

The central government's decision to launch an anti-monopoly investigation into two of the mainland's biggest telecommunication service providers is being welcomed by the public, but analysts say it remains unclear whether Beijing will expand the investigation to more industries.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing keeping phone executives on the move

On the cusp of a much-speculated expansion, China Telecom's president has left to join the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

China Unicom says no operational overhaul yet

It is still too early for China Unicom to overhaul its operations in anticipation of a restructuring of the mainland telecommunications sector, chairman Chang Xiaobing said in Hong Kong yesterday.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Investors rush to telecoms stocks on hopes from mainland audit

Shares of mainland telecommunications companies surged after the National Audit Office confirmed it would carry out a two-month comprehensive audit of five state-owned operators to study their operating efficiency.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Company profile - China Unicom

China Unicom's principal activity is the provision of telecommunications services, which include cellular communications, paging, international and domestic long-distance, data and internet services. The group operates in the British Virgin Islands, the United States, Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am