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China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. (Briefly named”China Unicom”) was established on January 6, 2009 on the basis of the former China Unicom and China Netcom, which used to play the important roles on china’s telecom market with their own advantages in different professional areas respectively. The overall scale and strength of the newly-built China Unicom was greatly enhanced. Relying on its well-structured, technically advanced and functionally powerful modern communications network with nationwide coverage and global reach, the company offers a wide array of services, including mobile communications services, domestic and international fixed telephony networks and facilities (including Wireless Local Loops); voice, data, image and multimedia communications and information services, value-added telecom services, IP telephony service, system integration service related to communications and information services as well as other services approved by the government.
February 20, 2013, China Unicom announced the operational data in January 2013: a net increase of 3,669,000 3G users was recorded in January contributing to the total 3G users of 80,125,000 cumulative; and a net increase of 3.605 million for mobile users in this single month, accumulating to the total number of 242,917,000 making it the second largest mobile operator in China.