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Annual Report 2017

Major Events

January

China Unicom launched the innovative “ice-cream package”, enabling unlimited enjoyment of mobile data and voice nationwide

March

China Unicom firmly committed to the implementation and deployment of “Network Speed Upgrade & Tariff Reduction”

June

China Unicom put AAE-1 submarine cable in operation, creating the fastest and the most secure information highway for “One Belt, One Road” initiative

China Unicom’s 4G+ network achieved gigabit-level transmission capacity

China Unicom built the first 5G high & low frequency outdoor experiment base and started officially running the first 5G NR outdoor testing station

August

China Unicom announced mixed-ownership reform plan, the only pilot enterprise to adopt entire group-based mixed-ownership reform

China Unicom rolled out in-depth cooperation with Baidu in Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, Big Data, telecommunication & etc.

September

China Unicom removed mobile voice domestic long distance and roaming fees, effective 1 September

October

China Unicom, leveraging the mixed-ownership reform, engaged in comprehensive in-depth cooperation with Tencent in Cloud, network services and other areas

China Unicom announced first business cooperation with Alibaba post mixed-ownership reform: mutual open-up of Cloud resources

November

China Unicom and JD.com jointly-developed smart living experience store debuted in Guangzhou

December

China Unicom and Tmall collaborated in promoting New Retail, unveiling their first-in- China innovative smart living experience store in Shanghai

China Unicom and Suning signed strategic cooperation agreement to develop a “communications + payment/finance” ecosystem

China Unicom became the official telecommunication services partner of Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games