China to speed up 4G licence issuance

15 July 2013 | Kavit Majithia


China will reportedly speed up the pace of its 4G licence issuance this year and increase coverage of the country’s 3G network.

The country’s state council said the industry is looking to drive demand and boost growth in the sector, after officails in Beijing said it was targeting average growth of information consumption by over 20% between 2013 and 2015.

A local news agency has today reported the telecoms industry will also encourage private capital to enter the market, with regulators further planning to push integrated internet based telecommunications, radio and TV services nationwide within the year.