China Unicom Ltd

Synopsis

In terms of subscribers, China Unicom is the third largest mobile provider in the world and the second largest provider of CDMA mobile services. In China, it is the fourth largest telco, the number two mobile provider and the only provider of CDMA mobile services. Its principal activity continues to be GSM and CDMA mobile services (in early 2005, it held 33% of the market), but it is the only Chinese operator licensed to provide all telecom services. Listed on HKSE and NYSE, the company is controlled by the Unicom Group, a government controlled public company listed in Shanghai. The company is focused on its rapidly expanding 2.5G CDMA 1X service.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Company information
    • 2.1 Operating results – 2004
    • 2.2 Financial results – 2004
    • 2.3 Company history
  • 3. Parent company
    • 3.1 Unicom Group
  • 4. Subsidiary companies
  • 5. Fixed-line networks
    • 5.1 Local access
    • 5.2 National backbone
    • 5.3 International long-distance
  • 6. GSM mobile network
  • 7. CDMA mobile network
    • 7.1 CDMA strategic partners
    • 7.2 CDMA global roaming
    • 7.3 CDMA data services
  • 8. GSM-CDMA dualmode system
  • 9. Data and Internet networks
  • 10. VoIP network
  • 11. Satellite network
  • 12. Services
    • 12.1 Local telephone networks
    • 12.2 Long-distance communications
    • 12.3 VoIP telephony
    • 12.4 GSM
    • 12.5 CDMA
    • 12.6 Internet and data services
  • 13. Contact details
  • 14. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Combined CDMA and GSM mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2004
  • Table 2 – GSM mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2004
  • Table 3 – CDMA mobile subscribers – 2001 - 2004
  • Table 4 – International and long-distance business (PSTN & IP) – 2000 - 2004
  • Table 5 – Operating revenue and annual change – 1997 - 2004
  • Table 6 – Revenue by service – 2004
  • Table 7 –Network statistics – 2004
  • Table 8 – Metropolitan local access fibre optic networks – 2000 - 2004
  • Table 9 – National fibre optic backbone network – 2000 - 2004
  • Exhibit 1 – China Unicom Ltd at a glance
  • Exhibit 2 – Major subsidiaries

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Last updated 4 Aug 2005
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