China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (the “Company”) was incorporated in Hong Kong in February 2000 and was listed on the NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on 21 June 2000 and 22 June 2000 respectively. On 1 June 2001, the Company was included as a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index.
At present, the Company provides a full range of telecommunications services in China, including mobile broadband (WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, GSM, fixed-line local access, ICT, data communications and other related value-added services. As at the end of March 2015, the total subscribers of the Company’s mobile, fixed-line broadband and local access businesses reached 445 million.
Through nationwide GSM, 3G and LTE networks, China Unicom provides the following services to the public:
– Core services: including local call, domestic long-distance call, international long-distance call, long-distance call to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, domestic roaming, international roaming, roaming in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, high-speed mobile broadband service
– Traditional value-added services: including SMS, MMS, ring-back tone, GPRS, wireless Internet access card
– New value-added services: including mobile music, mobile TV, mobile mailbox, Wo portal, Wo store, Wo reading
As at the end of 2014, China Unicom’s GSM subscribers were 149.99 million, and mobile broadband subscribers were 149.10 million.
China Unicom is one of the major fixed line operators in China.
Through its fixed line voice network, China Unicom provides the public with various call services such as to the public, including local call, domestic long-distance call, international long-distance call, long-distance call to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, IP phone and phone card, as well as various value-added services such as fixed line ring-back tone, voice information service, phone Q-bar, relocation without changing numbers, incoming call number display, three-party voice and voice mailbox.
Through its broadband and Internet networks, China Unicom provides the public with various fixed line access services such as xDSL, dedicated line and optical fiber, wireless access services such as WLAN and GPRS, as well as various Internet applications such as network printing, green surfing, E-shield, network security and network storage.
As at the end of 2014, China Unicom’s local access subscribers were 82.06 million, and broadband subscribers were 68.79 million.
China Unicom offers all-round telecom services to enterprise customers, including basic voice services (such as group phone calls, WVPN, IVPN, 800, 400 etc.), network leasing, Internet access, bandwidth-based services (such as ATM, FR, DDN, digital circuits, IPLC etc.), various data communications solutions such as IP-VPN, as well as various value-added services such as video conference, E-commerce, video monitoring, VPDN, storage disaster recovery, call center, network security and LBS.
As at the end of 2014, China Unicom had more than 59 million Key industry applications users.
China Unicom has opened GSM international roaming service with 575 operators in 250 countries and regions, GPRS outgoing roaming service with 442 operators in 189 countries and regions, GPRS incoming roaming service with 489 operators in 206 countries and regions, and 3G data roaming service with 343 operators in 133 countries and regions. China Unicom has also launched various international data roaming packages to meet customers’ needs for high-speed internet service while being abroad..