China Unicom

Translation: Sharp Eyes—A Year in Rural Surveillance

Surveillance in Chinese cities is ubiquitous, with highly visible security cameras trained on most every intersection, public space, and building, but over the past decade, it has been seeping into the countryside as well. In an...

China Unicom Rallies on iPhone Growth Hopes

China Unicom is projected to make big profits as it is currently the only distributor of iPhones within China. From Market Watch: Investors are betting on China Unicom and the status that goes with being the only distributor of...

China Unicom Says 2010 Profit Down On 3G Costs

One of China’s three state-owned enterprises offering phone carrier services, China Unicom, announced that its profits fell 60% in 2010 because it spent heavily to popularize its new 3G service. From MSNBC: Profit was 3.8...

China To Go After Internet Phone Services

AP writes about the reported ban on VoIP services, including Skype, in China: A notice by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on its website this month says it’s working to fight “illegal Internet...

Looking for iPhone Users in Beijing

The Wall Street Journal goes hunting: The Wall Street Journal’s Loretta Chao went on a hunt for iPhone users around Beijing after China Unicom said it had as few as 5,000 users of the Apple phone that just officially launched in...

Apple’s Stealth China Mobile Plan?

BusinessWeek has more on the iPhone’s long-awaited entry into the China market after Apple announced a deal with China Unicom: Despite ongoing talk about possible tie-up with the mother of all cellular carriers, China...

China Unicom to Launch iPhone on the Mainland

From China Unicom has signed a three-year deal with Apple Inc. to distribute the latter’s iPhone handsets on the mainland, according to an Aug. 28 statement by China’s second biggest mobile carrier. China...

Apple & China Unicom Rumors: The China Market For The iPhone

CNReviews looks at the challenges confronting Apple as the company prepares the introduce the iPhone to the China market: Apple’s modern design and well-guarded brand image has certainly made an impression on the Chinese...

China Telecom’s CDMA Ambition

From Caijing Magazine: China Telecom Co. Ltd. (HKSE: 00728), China’s largest fixed-line carrier, announced July 31 that its parent company China Telecom will conclude the takeover of China Unicom’s Code Division Multiple...

Beijing Investigates Spam Attack

From BBC News: China is investigating a spam attack after almost half of China’s mobile phone users received unwanted text messages from advertisers. Text messages were sent to more than 200 million mobile phone users...

SK Telecom invests $1bn in China Unicom-Song Jung-a

From the Financial Times: SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile-phone operator, will buy as much as $1 billion of bonds convertible into a 6.7 percent stake in China Unicom Ltd. to tap the world’s biggest wireless market by subscribers. China Unicom, the nation’s No. 2 cell-phone operator, will cooperate with SK Telecom on handsets, […]

Warner Music in Deal With China Unicom – Bloomberg

From The New York Times: The Warner Music Group Corporation, the world’s fourth-largest record company, said it signed an agreement to provide content to China Unicom Ltd. The agreement allows Warner Music, which is based in New York, to provide shortened versions of songs in its collection directly to China Unicom instead of selling through […]



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