Unicom Group, the second largest of the nation’s three wireless carriers, announced separate new initiatives with internet giants Alibaba and Tencent, in its first projects since rolling out a plan to become more dynamic by working with private sector partners. According to Caixin, both initiatives will come in the cloud computing space, which allows people to compute and store information using off-site servers operated by independent third-parties. Tencent and Alibaba are both aggressively developing such cloud-related services, while Unicom owns the necessary infrastructure to operate such services. Unicom took on Tencent, Alibaba and 12 other partners in August as part of Beijing’s mixed-ownership reform pilot program designed to make big state-owned enterprises more dynamic by pairing them with more nimble private sector firms. In exchange for their participation, the private sector companies also got to buy strategic stakes totaling 35% of Unicom’s Shanghai listed unit.