Government reports: operators queuing up

20 Dec 2004

The Chinese government says that by the end of last month, a total of 18 foreign investors had submitted applications to establish wholly owned telecoms operations providing value added services in China. Recently, China has issued licences to UNISK (owned by Korea’s SK Telecom and China Unicom) and Beijing Honglian, a subsidiary of Bermuda’s Citic 21CN. Vodafone and France Télécom have also been linked with moves to enter the Chinese market.