During the French President Macron´s visit to China, China United Network Communications Limited (“China Unicom”) signed and concluded the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Eutelsat Communications (“Eutelsat”) in the Great Hall of the People, and reached a consensus on jointly developing satellite communications business for the regions along Belt and Road, the company said.
UnicomAirNet Co., Ltd., established by China Unicom and ihangmei.com in 2017, will serve as the main undertaker in this satellite communication network service construction system in carrying out the implementation work of upgrading the whole satellite communication technology and operating aviation mobile Internet.
According to the Sino-French cooperation agreement, both parties will use EUTELSAT 172B satellite to improve China Unicom´s satellite communication serviceability from the West Coast of North America to Asia and Oceania at the beginning of the cooperation; in the second stage, Eutelsat will provide China Unicom with customized satellite communication service in the regions along Belt and Road.
The cooperation of Eutelsat and China Unicom will completely develop the resource advantages. Through the powerful combination and complementary advantage, UnicomAirNet will exert its strong driving force and keep its competitiveness for the construction of the aviation mobile network in China and around the world. A significant reform will sweep through the global satellite communication market. Taking advantage of the cooperation of Eutelsat and China Unicom, UnicomAirNet will speed up to create an independent domestic satellite communication network system, and meet the new opportunities in the global satellite communication market.