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China Unicom, Telecom Announce 5G Cooperation

September 10, 2019 0:21 pm

Beijing (PingWest)—China Unicom and China Telecom said on Monday they will work together to build one nationwide 5G network as the country's second- and third-largest telecom operators join hands to reduce construction costs for fifth-generation wireless technology.

The two companies claimed they will jointly build and share network infrastructure to offer the same level of service.

All three major Chinese telecom operators — China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom — co-own China Tower Corp, which makes it easier for China Unicom and China Telecom to cooperate on building 5G base stations.

Besides offering a way to reduce the high cost of building 5G networks, the new agreement will also help ease operator pressures, especially as the domestic telecom services market is contracting.

Source: China Daily