Asia Express - Mobile Communications
China Unicom to Spend 10 Bln RMB to Upgrade GSM Network
November 10, 2006
China Unicom recently announced that it plans to spend more than 10 billion RMB (US$1.3 billion; US$1 = 7.9 RMB) upgrading its GSM network to GPRS, also known as a 2.5G network. According to a Xinhua news report, the network equipment used for this project can be easily upgraded to 3G networks, as the company is positioning itself for 3G licenses in China.