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China Ends National Data Roaming Fees from July 1

China Mobile Ltd., China Telecom Corp. Ltd. and China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd. announced that they will start scrapping national data roaming fees from July 1. china national roaming

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The change follows an order from the Ministry of Industry and Informational Technology that the three national wireless carriers to do away with their roaming fees by July 1 and slash mobile internet prices by at least 30% by the end of the year.

In his work report in March during the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress, country’s top legislature, Premier Li Keqiang called for a “Digital China” and urged carriers to increase speeds and lower prices.

china national roamingChina will do more to speed up broadband and cut internet rates to bring access to high-speed broadband to rural and urban areas,” the document said.

It will make free internet access available in more public places.”

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Last year, China abolished domestic roaming fees for long-distance phone calls.

The country will significantly lower the rates of home broadband, and corporate broadband and dedicated Internet access services, it said.

These steps will bring tangible benefits to people and businesses, and boost the development of a Digital China, the report added.

China had over 753 million mobile Internet users by the end of 2017, the largest in the world and lending steam to a booming digital economy.

China’s digital economy totaled 26 trillion yuan (about 4.1 trillion U.S. dollars) in 2017, accounting for around 32 percent of national GDP, according to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.

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