China Unicom to provide Goodspeed's network in China

Roaming-free Internet is now reality also for travellers heading to China as Uros Ltd expands the coverage of its Goodspeed Internet service to Asia in co-operation with China Unicom.

19th July, 2013 – Hong Kong – Uros Ltd today announced a partnership that lets international travellers enjoy high-speed mobile Internet in China at a fixed and affordable daily rate without fear of expensive roaming fees. China is the first Asian country where the Goodspeed Internet service is available and with this new addition the service covers now a total of 26 countries, among them also Russia.

Tommi Uhari, CEO at Uros said: “With around 60 million international visitors yearly and ranked as the third most visited country in the world, China is a perfect fit to our existing coverage. The China Unicom partnership is yet another concrete step in bringing easy Internet access to frequent travellers all over the world. Our aim is to remove the fear of bill shock and let people be themselves and productive also when on the road.”

The Goodspeed service for China is priced at 5.90€ per day of use and contains a generous 500MB of mobile data. The Goodspeed mobile hotspot that enables the service and the SIM cards for the destination countries are available at the Uros online shop starting from 269€. The monthly fee, which includes automatic updates, account statements and destination management, is priced at 9.90€.

Mr Xinzhong Zhang, General Manager at China Unicom Jixi branch, commented the agreement: “China Unicom is the only operator in China running WCDMA, or also referred as UMTS, network and service. By the end of 2012, China Unicom has established WCDMA HSPA+ networks in over 330 cities in China, and downlink speed is now upgrading from 21 Mbps to 42Mbps. We are pleased to welcome international travellers to China and to provide them with our high quality 3G data service through Goodspeed.”

For media information contact:

  • Tommi Uhari, CEO, Uros Ltd, +358 50 557 9085

About Uros Ltd: Uros Ltd is the provider of GOODSPEED, a revolutionary solution for international Internet access. The company is headquartered in Oulu, Finland and built of a seasoned team of mobile professionals. Since the launch of GOODSPEED in the autumn of 2012, Uros has rapidly expanded the service to cover Europe, Russia and China with plans to build a global solution for travellers througout the world. More information regarding the company is available at uros.com.

About China Unicom Ltd: China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd (“China Unicom”) has subsidiaries in 31 provinces across China and in many countries and regions around the world. With a modern communications network characterized by nationwide coverage and global reach, China Unicom mainly operates fixed and mobile communications service, domestic and international communications facilities, satellite IPLC service, data communications service, network access service, value-added telecom services and system integration service related to information and communications services. Additional information about the company can be found at www.chinaunicom.com.