Chinese authorities are exploring a merger between the state-owned parent companies of Hong Kong-listed China Unicom and China Telecom, to speed up the country’s development of 5G, the high-speed wireless technology that is expected to revolutionise how people use everything from smartphones and home appliances to cars. Photo: Imaginechina

China explores merger of telecoms network giants

The combination of China Unicom and China Telecom would create a carrier with more than 590 million mobile phone subscribers, a number that would be second only to China Mobile among wireless network operators worldwide

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Chinese authorities are exploring a merger between the state-owned parent companies of Hong Kong-listed China Unicom and China Telecom, to speed up the country’s development of 5G, the high-speed wireless technology that is expected to revolutionise how people use everything from smartphones and home appliances to cars. Photo: Imaginechina
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