“Focus, Innovation, Cooperation” – 2016 China Unicom International Partners Meeting
June 27–28, 2016, China Unicom held 2016 China Unicom International Partners Meeting in Shanghai, China. Over 400 participants from renowned telecommunications carriers and information service providers worldwide attended this meeting. The theme of this year is “Focus, Innovation, Cooperation”, where the representatives actively engaged in discussions which, in turn, fostered bonds and cooperation between players in international information and telecommunications industry. China Unicom proposed and spearheaded the establishment of “International ICT Union” on the meeting.
Yimin Lu, President of China Unicom Group, delivered the keynote address, highlighting the new features for the development of the Chinese economy, the latest market trend of the telecommunications industry; the past year’s progress and development of China Unicom, as well as its international cooperation. Lu said the seamless fusion between the latest information communication technologies and traditional industries would radically transform the traditional industries’ operation and business growth, and rapid growth would be sustained in innovative services sector with enormous growth potentials noted in integrated information communication services in the near future.
Lu also explained China Unicom’s latest strategy of “implementing focused strategic moves and promoting innovations and cooperation”, in which the Company would be dedicated to continue its efforts in innovations and developments, with notable growth engines in Cloud Computing, Big Data, ICT, M2M, Industrial Internet and global business.
In terms of global business operations, China Unicom aspires to become “A leading Information Service Provider for Global Enterprises in Asia Pacific, linking Asia to the world”. The Company would utilise China Unicom Global Limited (CUG) as the platform for international expansion, speeding up its global networking and marketing outreach, as well as enhancing lines of products as an integrated telecommunications carrier. This would undoubtedly increase the competitiveness of China Unicom and its service worldwide.
Deputy Director-General of Department of Informationization Development, Cyberspace Administration of China Zhong Shilong, Deputy Secretary-General of China Internet Development Foundation (CIDF) Wang Bo, Director of Communications Policy and Economics Research Institute at the China Academy of Telecommunication Research Lu Chuncong, General Manager of China Unicom System Integration Limited Sun Shizhen and Consulting Director of OVUM Telecoms Consulting Asia Pacific Dr Cheung Chi-wah gave keynote speeches to illustrate the views on future development of the telecommunications industry from different perspectives.
China Unicom has been holding its International Partners Meeting annually since 2006, and this year is its 11th meeting. Over the years, it has become an important annual event, providing telecommunications carriers round the world with an exchange platform. China Unicom has established and maintained good cooperation with over 100 international telecommunications operators and multinational enterprises. This not only enhances the Company’s growth and development, but it also widely promotes its brand and corporate image.
During the Meeting, over 60 meetings held between China Unicom and its partners, where the telecommunications partners from the globe obtained a better understanding of the China’s telecommunication industry, and closer communications and cooperation between the industry players have been achieved as well as a result.