China United Network Communications Corporation Limited (“China Unicom”) was officially established on January 6, 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. It has subsidiaries in 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) across China and many countries and regions around the world. It is the only Chinese telecom operator listed on the stock exchanges of New York, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. It has been a Fortune 500 company for many years and was ranked at No. 273 in Fortune 500 in 2018.
China Unicom operates a wide range of services, including fixed communication services, mobile communication services, domestic and international communication facilities services, Satellite International Private Lease (IPL) service, data communication services, network access services, telecom value-added services, and system integration related to information and communication services. On April 28, 2009, China Unicom unveiled its full-service brand - “Wo”, which carries China Unicom’s consistent and innovative service concept and aims to provide comprehensive support for individual, home and corporate customers.
China Unicom has built up a modern communication network with nationwide coverage and global reach. It is vigorously deploying the fixed and mobile broadband networks and advancing the implementation of “Broadband China” strategy at the corporate level, with the aim to provide its users with comprehensive and premium information and communication services. Owning both TD-LTE and LTE FDD 4G licenses, China Unicom ushered in a new stage for 4G development.
The year 2018 marks the beginning for the implementation of the spirits of the 19th CPC National Congress, the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, a crucial year for winning a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and implementing the 13th Five-Year Plan, and a new start for China Unicom after the mixed ownership reform. China Unicom will further implement the strategy of focusing on innovation and cooperation; deepen the reform of mixed ownership; vigorously promote internet-based operations; and create a new Unicom with new gene, new governance, new operation, new driving forces and new ecology.