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. Such advantages will lend to the newly-built China Unicom an internal momentum for further growth. The former China Unicom was incorporated on July 19, 1994 under the approval of the State Council as a result of a significant move by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council to deepen system reform and break the monopoly in the domestic telecom industry. Starting from scratch and going through the decades of struggle, former China Unicom has been constructing a nationwide mobile communications network and a leading-edge unified multi-service network platform, which provide mobile communications services, IP long-distance call service as well as data communications and the Internet services to take the subscribers into a new era of mobile commerce and mobile entertainment. As the only domestic basic telecom operator going public with its core businesses on HKSE, NYSE and the A-share market, the former China Unicom had basically put in place a modern corporate system in compliance with the international practice.(China Netcom used to be a Supers-Scale Enterprise in the domestic telecom industry and the official partner of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for fixed communications services as well as a renowned telecom operator around the world. China Netcom listed on HKSE and NYSE. The former of China Netcom is centenarian telecom operator. China Netcom owned well-structured, technically advanced and functionally powerful modern communications network with nationwide coverage and global reach. Its key businesses included domestic and international fixed telephony networks and facilities (including Wireless Local Loops); fixed voice, data, image and multimedia communications and information services; system integration service related to communications and information services.
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. In the future, China Unicom will strive to seize the new opportunities out of the innovation and transformation on the global telecom front and China's efforts to facilitate the mutual promotion of industrialization and informatization, rely on the strong support of its millions of subscribers, leverage the advantages out of the merger and fully mobilize the enthusiasm and creativity of its staff, strengthen innovation in terms of technologies, services, applications and products, promote fixed mobile convergence and wireless broadband communications by highlighting full-service operation, 3G expansion and customer focus, and improve the corporate overall strength and core competitiveness on a continuous basis to meet the customers' demands for integrated information services, with a view to transforming China Unicom into a world-leading broadband communications and information service provider.