State Council Announces 4G Licenses to be Issued in 2013


On July 12th, the State Council held an Executive Meeting and publicly announced that 4G licenses would be issued within this year. The announcement is part of a strategy to promote information consumption and industrial informatization by 2015. With this strategy, Chinese regulators intend to target a 20% annual growth rate for information consumption. 

For more information on the State Council's announcement, please refer to the following announcement in Chinese. Or, please refer to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's (MIIT) plan to achieve the State Council's objectives through the following link