China has announced that is currently considering a potential merger agreement between two of the country’s top three mobile operators. Bloomberg has reported that state-owned China Unicom and China Telecom may merge in an effort to accelerate 5G investment in its battle with the United States to be the first nation in the world to commercially deploy the technology.

Read more: Chinese operators set to merge in bid to accelerate 5G development

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that it has completed the industry’s first decoupling and interconnection test of ZTE’s ZENIC SDN controller with the carrier-grade CloudOS of China Mobile.

Read more: ZTE partners with China Mobile on future-orientated 5G network

The chairman of Chinese telecommunications behemoth ZTE has confirmed that it has resumed business following its US ban. The ban imposed by the US Department of Commerce crippled the company’s business operations and as a result of the draconian ban was pushed towards the brink of closure.

Read more: ZTE chairman confirms vendor is back in business following US ban

The Indian offshoot of Britain's Vodafone completed a merger with Idea Cellular to become the country's biggest mobile phone company with more than 400 million customers. The new $23 billion Vodafone Idea giant deposes Bharti Airtel - with its 350 million subscribers - as India's top mobile firm.

Read more: Merger deal crowns India’s new top mobile firm

Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei has surpassed US behemoth Apple in worldwide smartphone sales for the first time ever. The news is a welcome boost for Huawei following the decision by the Australian government to ban them from bidding on forthcoming 5G contracts.

Read more: Huawei surpasses Apple in global smartphone sales for the first time ever

The Chinese government has stated that the decision by the Australian government to ban Huawei and ZTE for bidding on lucrative 5G infrastructure contracts would ultimately and inevitably have an impact on trade relations between the two countries.

Read more: Chinese government says 5G ban will impact trade with Australia

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