Tele­coms pledge faster speeds, lower rates

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINESE TRAIN PROJECTS AROUND THE WORLD -

China’s do­mes­tic telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions car­ri­ers raced to cut charges for broad­band In­ter­net, mo­bile data traf­fic and roam­ing ser­vices af­ter Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang called for cheaper, faster Web con­nec­tions for the coun­try.

Li’s dis­sat­is­fac­tion also prompted the in­dus­try reg­u­la­tor to set an am­bi­tious tar­get of hav­ing most cities con­nected to the In­ter­net via ul­tra-fast op­ti­cal fiber ser­vices pro­vid­ing speeds of 100 megabytes per sec­ond within two years.

The coun­try’s “Big Three” car­ri­ers — China Mo­bile Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Corp, China United Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Corp and China Tele­com Corp — which are all State-owned en­ter­prises, an­nounced lower rates for their fourth-gen­er­a­tion mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion ser­vices.

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