三大运营商旗下的多家分公司被纳入电信业务经营不良名单 – Pingwest
What happened: Two of China’s major mobile operators, China Unicom and China Telecom, have been censured by the central government for bad business practices. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published a list on Wednesday warning 29 enterprises for irregular operations and distorting markets in the telecommunications sector. Included are China Unicom’s arms in China’s northern Jilin province and eastern Fujian province, as well as an affiliate of China Telecom in the country’s Inner Mongolia region.
Why it’s important: The announcement marks the first blow of 2019 to China’s telecommunication market by the country’s industry regulator. Rule breakers are typically included in a government database of companies that have conducted illegal activities, which may limit their access to new business licenses. This is not the first time the Chinese government criticized state-owned mobile operators, more than 8,000 city-level telecommunication operators were blacklisted by the MIIT in 2018. Chinese internet giant Baidu was also on the list in November 2018, though Beijing did not provide detailed information about the infringement.