Following criticism by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the country’s three major mobile operators—China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom—have announced changes to the ways they advertise their unlimited data packages.

According to reports, the MIIT held a meeting on June 8 to tackle the “hidden restrictions” on the use of unlimited data initiatives provided by the mobile operators. These companies were ordered to review the way they advertise these programs to the public.

The companies were criticized for failing to inform their users that once they reach a particular data usage threshold, their connection speeds would be throttled. While China Telecom said its practices are in line with international standards, the MIIT said these limitations should be explicitly stated.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.