It is a newly established Internet Service Provider (ISP) by Great Wall Technology Company Ltd. (74) to develop broadband network infrastructure for internet users in China. Operating license acquired in March 2000.
GWBN plans to invest 300 million RMB in the first half year and then expanded to 5.2 billion in 5 year¡¦s time in setting up the broadband infrastructural community facilities. Coverage will be started from city districts and suburbs, then to nationwide.
Infrastructural networks comprised
1) Backbone lines (bandwidth 2.5G/40G) which to be leased from main carriers
a) China Telecom
b) China Netcom
d) Citic Group
2) City network(bandwidth 1G/10G) which will be in cooperation with local
governments, cable TV operators and power companies.
3) Community network(bandwidth 10/100M) to be developed by GWBN or
in conjunction with property developers in terms of building the optical fibre into
households in mass residential areas.
Bank loan and project revenue like monthly charges $100/month and a one-time installation fee of $500/registered user will finance the investment.