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Telecom giants in China to set up joint firm

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China's three telecom carriers will work together to set up a firm engaging in communications facilities services, the country's largest operator China Mobile said.

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China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom entered into a promoters' agreement to establish China Communications Facilities Services Corporation Limited, China Mobile said in a statement on the website of its branch.

The new company will focus mainly on construction, maintenance and operation of telecommunications towers and ancillary facilities, as well as the provision of outsourced services of base station equipment maintenance, the statement said.

Total registered capital of the new company will be 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion). China Mobile will hold 40% of shares, while China Unicom will have 30.1% and China Telecom 29.9%.

Setting up the new company will reduce redundant construction of telecom infrastructure, optimize investment efficiency and further promote sharing of telecom infrastructure, according to the statement.

The three parties are at a preliminary stage in considering potential injections of telecom assets into the new firm, China Mobile said.

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