China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. (China Unicom) is January 6, 2009 the State Council approved the China Netcom and former China Unicom merged on the basis of the original China's large state-controlled telecommunications companies. China Unicom, with offices in China 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and overseas countries and regions, the holding company is the only Chinese telecom companies in Hong Kong, New York and Shanghai-listed. By the end of 2008, the size of assets reached 526.66 billion yuan, employs 46.3 million people. China Unicom has a nationwide, around the world of modern communication network, the main business: fixed communications business, mobile communications business, domestic and international communication infrastructure services, satellite IPLC service, data communication services, Internet access services and various value-added telecom business, business-related information and communication systems integration business. January 7, 2009, China Unicom gained WCDMA standard for 3G licenses. China Unicom mobile communication network is accelerating the pace of construction, increase the fixed broadband network construction, and actively promote the fixed and mobile broadband networks, to provide customers with comprehensive, high-quality broadband communications and information services. Facing the future, China Unicom will stick to market-oriented, customer-centric, focusing on broadband mobile Internet services, and further increase development efforts, broaden the field of development, improve service levels, and comprehensively improve the overall competitiveness and sustainable development, strive to become the world's leading broadband communications and information services provider.