The National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Information Industry will next month impose a ceiling on domestic and international call charges. PCCW will pay about 318 million yuan for a 50 per cent stake in a broadband arm of China Network Communications Group Corp (Netcom) that operates in Zhejiang province. China Telecom Corp said it was confident it would get a third-generation mobile licence to be handed out amid an industry restructuring. Tests of China Unicom's CDMA network in Macau were completed last month and the service will be ready for next month's Asian Games, according to mainland reports. Domestic handset makers, losing market share to foreign giants, have hit out at smuggled and pirated handsets for pushing them further into losses. China Unicom said it would rather see slower growth in subscriber numbers for its CDMA business than lure new customers with expensive subsidies.