By Doug Young: The 4G strategies of China’s 2 smaller telcos are starting to emerge under an unusual hybrid scheme being rolled out by the nation’s telecoms regulator, and the path being pursued by China Unicom (CHU) certainly doesn’t look encouraging. Show More Summary
China’s state-controlled telecommunications carriers could soon feel the pinch from a new tax regime as part of the country’s reform of major industries and its tax system.
The third largest wireless carrier in China added only 30,000 new 3G subscribers in January, compared to 730,000 in the previous month. In comparison, market leader China Mobile and second largest wireless carrier China Unicom added about 14.2 million and 3.8 million 3G subscribers, respectively, in the same month.
By Trefis: China Telecom (CHA) witnessed a massive decline in its 3G subscriber additions last month, according to the monthly subscriber data released by the company. The third largest wireless carrier in China added only 30,000 new 3G subscribers in January, compared to 730,000 in the previous month. Show More Summary
Tropo and Huawei partner to deploy Tropo API on China Telecom. CoverMyMeds releases API for supporting electronic prior authorization. Plus: there's an API for building a low-volume hardware product, Google wants developers to go to school for Drive, and 9 new APIs.
China Telecom currently offers 4G services through data cards only, and China Unicom is also unlikely to enter the 4G smartphone market in the near term. This presents a great opportunity for China Mobile to take a substantial lead in 4G subscriptions, which could help improve its average revenue per user and declining telecom market share.
Remember when Chinese smartphone outfit Oppo promised two versions of its Find 7 handset? The first of the pair has just passed through China's telecoms regulator, spec list in tow. Sadly, this isn't the Quad-HD (aka: 2K) version of the device, but...
By Doug Young: A new flurry of reports are saying that 4G service launches are coming soon from the nation's two smaller telcos, China Telecom (CHA) and Unicom (CHU), as both seek to stop leading telco China Mobile (CHL) from gaining any advantage from its earlier roll-out of similar services. Show More Summary
China Telecom has done well since it entered the wireless market, increasing its market share from only 4% in 2008 to about 15% by the end of 2013. However, it is likely to face severe competition in the emerging 4G market, as market leader China Mobile has leaped far ahead of the field in 4G network coverage and launches.
Looks like we’ll have another submarine cable hooking up Asia with Africa and Europe. PCCW, China Unicom, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat, Omantel, Ooredoo, and a host of others held the signing ceremoney yesterday in Hong Kong, bringing the AAE-1 system a big step closer to reality. … [visit site to read more]
By John Sheehy: Swiss healthcare technology company Lifewatch AG (OTC:LFWWF) just announced a 5 year $400mm agreement with China Telecom (CHA) for distribution of medical smartphones and related support services. As manufacturer of the...Show More Summary
5G research is gaining momentum. Huawei and Ericsson are aiming for 10 Gb/s by 2020. Different stakeholders are involved: Operators: Telefonica, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, Portugal Telecom, BT, DoCoMo, China Mobile, Verizon. Vendors:...Show More Summary
STOCKHOLM/PARIS (Reuters) - Telecoms network operators are expected to spend more on equipment for the second straight year in 2014, with China and Europe bringing a fresh spurt of growth as service providers need to build out high speed 4G mobile broa...
By Bret Jensen: Well, after a long wait, today is the day that Apple (AAPL) finally gets to see its iPhone selling via the largest telecom carrier in the world; China Mobile (CHL). This gives the giant from Cupertino access to ChinaShow More Summary
Chinese tech firms, once mostly known for their manufacturing prowess, are now challenging market leaders and setting trends in telecoms, mobile devices and online services.
Demand for a China Mobile iPhone looks to be strong as the telecom's chairman Xi Guohua said on Wednesday local China time that orders are already in the multi-millions, prompting Apple CEO Tim Cook to say he is "incredibly optimistic" about the new partnership.
By Doug Young: I have to admit I was quite disappointed to read that China’s regulator has set an extremely modest target for a new group of virtual network operators (VNOs) that will finally break the telecoms services monopoly held by China’s big 3 state-run telcos. Show More Summary
By Marsha Robe: After bagging the largest share among foreign vendors for rolling out China Mobile's (CHL) TD-LTE, Nokia's (NOK) NSN segment won another LTE contract from China Telecom (CHA) in December. China's third largest operator, China Telecom, selected NSN to be a major partner for the roll out of LTE services in China. Show More Summary
Rival carriers are bracing for the imminent debut of Apple’s new iPhones on the biggest wireless service provider in the world, China Mobile. As noted by Bloomberg on Tuesday, China’s No. 3 carrier China Telecom has begun offering significant...Show More Summary
If you’re a telecoms or online firm that’s been itching to invest in China, now’s your chance – as long as you’re happy to set up shop in the new Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), a kind of sandbox lab for Chinese market liberalization. On Tuesday […]