China Unicom Granted LTE/4G Operation Permit


China Unicom has been granted the license to operate LTE/4G digital cellular mobile service (LTE FDD) by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (“MIIT”).



This announcement is made pursuant to Rule 13.09 of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571).

On 27 February 2015, China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (the “Company”) was notified by its ultimate parent company, China United Network Communications Group Company Limited (中國聯合網絡通信集團有限公司) (“Unicom Parent”), that Unicom Parent has been granted the license to operate LTE/4G digital cellular mobile service (LTE FDD) by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (“MIIT”) on 27 February 2015. MIIT has also granted approval for Unicom Parent to license China United Network Communications Corporation Limited (中國聯合網絡通信有限公司), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, to operate LTE/4G digital cellular mobile service (LTE FDD) nationwide in China.

The Company will continue to pursue its strategy of “Leading Mobile Broadband and Innovating Operational Integration”, expand its mobile broadband network coverage and increase its network speed, in order to further consolidate and enhance its core competencies.

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China Unicom provides a wide range of international service offerings. Its fixed service includes voice, leased line, Internet service and innovative data services, etc. Since its establishment in 2000, China Unicom (Hong Kong) Operations Limited, the largest overseas subsidiary of China Unicom, has been offering international wholesale voice and data business service; mobile service; IDC service; ICT service; and telecom consultancy service to international carriers, enterprise customer, business executives, and travelers.