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China Unicom President to Visit Chunghwa Telecom Over Cooperation Deal

2011/04/01 | By Ken Liu

Taipei, April 1, 2011 (CENS)--China Unicom President Lu Yimin will fly to Taiwan in mid-April to talk with his counterparts at Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. over cooperation on value-added mobile services, including providing some of Chunghwa Telecom's services on China Unicom's “Wo Phone” smartphone.

It is understood that Lu will visit Chunghwa Telecom in the company of general mangers in charge of China Unicom's four business units, at the invitation of Chunghwa Telecom.

Lu is expected to sign a cooperation agreement with Chunghwa Telecom President S.T. Chang on value-added mobile services. The cooperation idea was initiated in mid January this year, when China Unicom Chairman Chang Xiaobing visited Taiwan.

China Unicom's Chang said the two sides of the Taiwan Strait should cooperate on mobile services and the supply chain composed of wireless-chip, smartphone, tablet-PC and iPhone-application sectors.

In addition, Lu will sign an agreement with Chunghwa, Taiwan Mobile Corp. and Far EasTone Telecom Co., Ltd. on an undersea cable project that will set up direct telecom connection between Taiwan and mainland China by linking Tamsui of Taiwan and Fuzhou of the mainland.

China Unicom projects to double its cellular-subscription number to 30 million users by the end of this year, up from 13 million as of the end of last year. The cooperation is estimated to pave the way for Chunghwa Telecom's access to the mainland's vast mobile market.