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Roaming fees to be cut

CHINA’S top telecommunication carriers will cut international roaming fees in countries along the Belt and Road from the Labor Day holiday.

China Unicom, the country’s No. 2 mobile carrier, said yesterday that from next Monday it will cut international roaming rates by 52 percent on average in 17 countries, including Russia and Iran, along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

China Mobile said on Wednesday that it would cut international roaming fees in 64 countries and regions, especially those along the Belt and Road. The country’s biggest mobile carrier also unveiled cheaper fees for mobile Internet use in 53 of the 64 regions. It will offer plans ranging from 30 to 90 yuan (US$13) for daily unlimited Internet use in different countries and regions.

The government has said China will continue to cut telecom cost by 2020.



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