Zeng Jianqiu, a professor from the Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, is attracting attention from the telecom industry after he recently published a "3+2" blueprint for the restructuring of China's telecom industry.
In the blueprint, Zeng suggests that China Telecom and China Netcom be merged; China Railcom be incorporated into China Unicom; and China Mobile and China Satelitecom remain as they are. He says he is not satisfied with the 2002 government decision to partition the telecom industry into North and South sections.
Zeng says his "3+2" blueprint is based on the current situation of China's telecom industry: having two fixed phone licenses and three mobile phone licenses will help save costs and restrict poor competitive practices among the telecom enterprises.
There is no comment yet from authorities who are responsible for dividing the telecom industry.