China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd. or China Unicom is a Chinese state-owned telecommunications operator of China.
China Unicom is the world’s fifth-largest mobile service provider by subscriber base.
Started as a wireless paging and GSM mobile operator, it currently provides a wide range of services including nationwide GSM mobile network, long-distance, local calling, data communication, Internet services, and IP telephony in mainland China.
China Unicom has operated a CDMA network in Macau since October 18, 2006 and internet services in North Korea since 2010.
As of the end of April 2008, the company had 125 million GSM subscribers and 43 million CDMA subscribers. As of November 2008 the CDMA operations have been moved to China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom Group). On 7 January 2009, China Unicom was awarded WCDMA license to expand its business to 3G telecommunication.
UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) was launched in major cities across China on May 17, 2009.
On July 11, 2020, China Unicom joined hands with LuHan to launch the “FuLu Companion Card”, which sounded the forward number for the further development of 5G. LuHan also officially unlocked his new identity and became a “China Unicom Innovation Partner”, with the “FuLu companion card” to bring exclusive benefits and surprises to the majority of Unicom users.
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Owner: Chinese Central Government
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