The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published the revised Administrative Measure for the Licensing of Telecom Service Operation (“Measures”) on 13 July 2017. The Measures govern the application, approval, use and administration of telecom service operation licences within China.

Compared with the previous version, the revised Measures remove the record-filling requirements for the operation of basic telecom services and the operation of value-added telecom services on a cross-province basis. To be consistent with the recent reforms in corporate law, the Measures remove the requirements of submitting financial statements, capital verification reports and the notice of pre-approval of the company name when applying for an operation licence.

According to the Measures, the government will establish a platform to facilitate online application and administration of licences. In addition, more emphasis will be placed on an applicant or an operator’s credit as demonstrated during its operation activities.

Please click here to read the full text (Chinese only) of the Measures.