Telecoms in China are largely run by three businesses which are all run by the state. These companies are China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. These companies offer 3G services and they combine mobile and fixed-line businesses.
China is gradually letting in foreign operators into its market after a new law was passed when the country became part of the World Trade Organization. Most of the people in China believe they pay more for telecom services but foreigners think the services offered are convenient and affordable. A significant part of the 2nd generation telecom equipment used in China originates from North America and Europe therefore the Chinese companies are gradually moving to the African, South American and Southeast market.
The companies that offer fixed-lines in China are now gradually building their wireless LAN networks to offer customers better wireless internet access to match the progress that is going on in other countries.