Licenses given for opening up telecom services
The first group of licenses for mobile virtual network operators was issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, allowing private domestic companies to offer repackaged mobile services.
Eleven companies received mobile virtual network operator licenses.
Chinese consumers will have more service choices and a better user experience, the ministry added.
State-owned telecom carriers still have a tight hold on the market. Private companies and foreign enterprises only have limited businesses focusing on valueadded telecom services. (Photo 2)