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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

China Mobile adds 5.26m users

China Mobile continued its strong momentum last month by adding a record of 5.26 million new users during the month at the expense of fixed-line rival China Telecom, which added only 900,000 users.

The mainland's dominant mobile service provider said of its new subscribers that 353,000 were contract users and 4.92 million prepaid.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Sasac dismisses Unicom restructure, asset sale talk

China Unicom, the country's second-largest mobile operator, is not involved in restructuring and selling its mobile network assets to other telecommunications operators, a spokesperson for the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, the ultimate shareholder, told mainland media yesterday.

28 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Unicom set to fight China Mobile rate cuts

China Unicom yesterday said that although recent tariff cuts by China Mobile were unlikely to extend to more provinces, it had decided to make 'regulatory preparations' to counteract further moves by its rival.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am

China edges closer to landmark telecommunications law

After 20 years of wrangling, the final draft will clarify regulatory policy ahead of foreign competition

China is edging closer to enacting its first Telecommunication Law, which industry players hope will clarify regulatory policy and relax the government's grip on the sector.

10 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

New mainland guidelines to order telecom disputes

Beijing will soon issue new regulations aimed at clarifying issues related to foreign investments in the telecommunications sector, part of commitments to the World Trade Organisation, in a move that could widen the scope of businesses open to investment.

21 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

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