Monday, February 02, 2009

China - target of 150 million 3G users in 3 years

Telecos Target 150M 3G Users in 3 Years, Unicom Sets Up 3G Subsidiaries

China's three telecom operators, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom, are targeting a total of 150 million users across their 3G networks in three years, reports quoting a Ministry of Industry and Information Technology source. Mobile, Unicom and Telecom had recorded 457.25 million, 133.37 million and 27.91 million mobile users, respectively, by the end of December.

China Unicom has established three new subsidiaries to provide value-added services for its 3G network, reports China Stock Journal quoting a company director. The company posted job listings for its newly-established mobile music and online video subsidiaries and its reconstructed value-added service platform "NewSpace" on January 21. Unicom plans to launch the WCDMA network, business and mobile numbers on May 17.

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