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China Unicom sets sights on Russia through local subsidiary launch

15 Jun 2017

China Unicom is setting its sights on Russia for a major expansion of its telecommunications, Point-of-Presence infrastructure, data center and cloud computing services.

Last week the company's deputy general manager, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Information Technology Jiang Zhengxin and the ambassador of PR China to the Russian Federation Liu Lihua officially launched its Moscow office.

"The establishment of China Unicom (Russia) Operations Limited is a major event for the cooperation between China and Russia, and a bridge that connects Belt and Road with Eurasian Economic Union," says Lihua.

"China Unicom contributed greatly to the ever increasing communications volume between China and Russia, Asia and Europe," said Mr. Liu Lihua.

The expansion is part of a strategic decision to accelerate its Russia market development, improve communication infrastructure, interconnection and internetworking.

The Northern 'Belt and Road' region is also important to the company. According to Zhengxin, China Unicom (Russia) will be able to contribute more to commercial trades, finance and facilities connection; with the ultimate goal of bringing the people of China and Russia closer together.

He also says that global development is a key driver in its operations. The company will operate on the principles of professionalism, marketization and globalization.

The company says it will also bring its service and staff to Russia through its China Unicom (Russia) subsidiary. It will also work closely with local Russian telecom carriers and information service providers to bring value-added services to the China-Russia partnership.

"China Unicom contributed greatly to the ever increasing communications volume between China and Russia, Asia and Europe," Lihua concludes.

China Unicom Global has 31 worldwide subsidiaries and offices, and 107 overseas Point-of-Presences (PoP) in 70 regions.

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