Unicom: 70% 3G coverage by end 2009

20 Feb 2009

According to China Unicom has confirmed that it plans to provide 3G coverage to 70% of China’s population by the end of the year. ‘We will launch part of the service at the start of May, and by the end of the year we hope to cover 248 cities, which is 70% of the population,’ said Chang Xiaobing, chairman of China Unicom, during a keynote presentation at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Wednesday. Chang said that to achieve its aim China Unicom plans to deploy 80,000 HSPA base stations.

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