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He expects 5G to enter the investment period next year, and the company will seek cooperation. Therefore, it is necessary to sign an agreement with the partners before they can know the clear guidelines for the common development plan and the total amount of investment each year. He also stressed that the level of dividend payout is related to corporate profits and that the impact of capital expenditure is not expected.
Wang Xiaochu said that in April this year, the company announced that it will start 5G trial commercial operation in “North to Guangzhou and Shenzhen”. It is expected to build 40,000 5G base stations this year and push 5G commercialization in key cities in September. He said that the level of tariffs has not yet been determined, and the transitional tariff policy currently adopted is based on 5G traffic packets, and the relevant ARPU is more than 190 yuan. He also pointed out that the company is exploring to learn from Vodafone, or to distinguish different tariffs according to the user's network speed and network quality, and hopes to introduce a specific tariff policy by the end of the year.
Wang Xiaochu said that in the 5G development, the company has negotiated with China Telecom and China Mobile. The overall idea of cooperation with China Telecom is “co-construction and sharing”, each maintaining its own base station, each operating its own brand and customer base, and with China Mobile The direction of negotiation is the way of roaming. After the decision is made, the announcement will be made.
In response to the decline in Unicom's ARPU in the first half of the year, Wang Xiaochu explained that it was affected by the increase in speed reduction. Since the government requested to cancel the data roaming charges last year, it also requested a 30% reduction in fees. This year, only 20% of the fee reduction was required, plus last year's measures on July 1. The day is in force, so it is expected that the overall situation will start to improve in the second half of this year. In response to the alleged that China Unicom will cancel the “maximum speed limit” package, Wang Xiaochu explained that the company is regulating some irrational and damage-worthy packages, pushing the ARPU to rebound, and the ARPU in July also increased by 0.9 yuan.