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China Will be a Roaming Free Country from October 2017

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China Will be a Roaming Free Country from October 2017

After leading telecom operator, Airtel announced their scrapping of national roaming at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, now it’s time for China’s telecom operators to follow the same suit as Airtel.

According to a report coming from Bloomberg, China’s three mobile operators, the China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom reportedly agreed to end the domestic consumer roaming charges by October 2017 and will start offering discounts to customers to use the enterprise cloud technology in the country.

To further support the report, the Chairman of the three operators have also confirmed the same to the reporters in the country. He further stated that they are making this move to cut the consumer costs and to encourage users to take advantage of the new cutting edge technologies by the companies all across China.

Under the same scheme, all the telecom operators in the country will offer price incentives to small and medium-sized businesses to push users to further make use of the new technologies such as cloud computing.

Besides this, the China’s Ministry of Industry and Technology stated that they had given the license to numerous private operators to sell and market their telecom services.

The China Daily also reported that China’s Premier Li Keqiang also highlighted the government’s move towards enabling the cost effective China that also includes the death of domestic roaming and reduction of long distance calls and the fundamental changes will be made by China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. Also, Li Keqiang quoted as follows: “In the age of the internet, faster and more cost-effective information networks are crucial to the development of every sector.”

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