Plan to merge 3 major networks over 5 years – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via China Daily:

China plans to merge three major networks – Internet, telecommunications and broadcasting – into one in the next five years, said a telecommunications expert yesterday.

The merger of three networks has been included into the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010), which is still in the making, said Song Junde, professor at Beijing University’s School of Post and Telecommunications. He addressed a forum on telecommunication networks in Beijing.

However, with the broadcasting network under one supervisor and the other two under another, their integration is expected to encounter resistance from vested interests.

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