China Unicom has downgraded its expansion plans. Although the company still intends to fully upgrade the transfer speeds on the network, it will not be increasing the size and capacity of the network to support the extra 15 million subscribers it had previously planned for. Instead it will only be expanded to accommodate for an extra 10 million.
These recent changes should not make any significant differences to the company or its customers since the operator has only 1 million subscribers at present. The company wishes to start the upgrade as soon as possible.