China Telecom to Begin 4G Trials

China Telecom has been authorized to begin large scale 4G network trials in more than 40 cities. The rollout will initially target high-density areas such as shopping and business districts, parks and subways. Whilst Telecom completed a tender earlier this year for 4G core network covering 31 provinces nationwide, its trials will concentrate on over 40 cities including Nanjing, Shanghai, Beijing and Wuhan. China Telecom is planning to invest CNY45.7 billion (USD7.45 billion) in 4G network construction next year.

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