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 Limited 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. The Company merged with China Netcom Group Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited on 15 October 2008.
The Company was one of the “Fortune Global 500” companies for consecutive years, and ranked 241st in “Fortune Global 500” for the year 2017. It was also voted as “Asia’s No.1 Most Honored Telecom Company” for second consecutive year by Institutional Investor.
The Company is committed to being a creator of smart living trusted by customers, connecting the world to innovate and share a good smart living, improving the quality of products and services continuously to fulfill customer needs. Future products and services will be developed in a “smart” way. Internet of Things, cloud computing, Big Data and other technologies will be used for the smart processing on data and information. The Company’s telecommunication network covers China and connects to the world. It provides full range and high quality information and telecommunication services, 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 2017, the Company had mobile billing subscribers of about 284 million, in which 4G subscribers of about 175 million, fixed-line broadband subscribers of about 77 million, and fixed-line local access subscribers of about 60 million.
As at 31 December 2017, the ultimate parent company of the Company, China United Network Communications Group Company Limited had an effective interest of 52.5% of the shares in the Company through China United Network Communications Limited (“A Share Company”), China Unicom (BVI) Limited and China Unicom Group Corporation (BVI) Limited; the strategic investors and the public shareholders of A Share Company had an effective interest of 27.4% of the shares in the Company through A Share Company’s shareholding in China Unicom (BVI) Limited. The remaining 20.1% of the shares in the Company were beneficially owned by public shareholders.