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  1. News from the digital universe

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Did you know there are more than 160 billion gigabytes in the digital universe? That could be imagined as 12 stacks of books stretching from the Earth to the Sun. And by 2010 it's set to grow six-fold. Find out more in our eight-page report focusing on technology developments from the coming mobile entertainment boom, Asian 3G successes, improvements in online software, ...

  2. Hutchison sells 3G extras at flat rate

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a flat-rate tariff for unlimited use of a new series of services, according to a company executive. Hutchison, which competes with three rivals for 3G subscribers in the city, hopes 40 per cent ... cent within 12 months, said Amy Lung, commercial director of Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong. Subscribers to Hutchison's 3G services pay an average of HK$200 a month, with 20 per cent ...

  3. Reserve price set at HK$76m in latest 3G licence release

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Lower popularity and network slowness cited for cost cut The government has set a reserve price of HK$76 million for Hong Kong's sole Code Division Multiple Access 3G licence to be sold at an auction scheduled for next month, 60 per cent lower than the price paid at the 2001 sale for the initial line-up of 3G spectrums. The reduced price is due both ...

  4. 3G wait stalls telecoms sector, says Qualcomm

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the sector's growth,' Mr Wang said. 'Equipment suppliers like Huawei Technologies and ZTE are selling 3G equipment in overseas markets but don't have strong support from the local market.' Network service and equipment providers have been waiting for years to tap 3G business on the mainland, the world's biggest mobile phone market by subscribers. Beijing had indicated ...

  5. Low-end products, 3G delay hit SIM earnings

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with built-in digital television receivers,' deputy chairman Raymond Tsang Hen-loon said. SIM is hoping to expand into the TD-SCDMA handset market for 3G services in the mainland but is still waiting for the government to issue licences. The company previously estimated that 3G would be a growth engine in the first half of this year. In the first half, the company won six new contracts ...

  6. Mobile operator ready for 3G service

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung China Mobile is well prepared for the issuing of 3G licences, but the firm also believes its mobile data services can still thrive on the existing 2.5G network, according to chairman Wang Jianzhou. 'We have prepared for 3G for many years. Our core network is 2.5G and 3G-compatible, so we don't need to build a new core network,' Mr Wang said. However, he ...

  7. China Mobile faces 3G delay after antenna row

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung China Mobile Communications' fledgling 3G network in the mainland has faced delays because residents are unhappy about the size of the transmitting equipment being put on top of their buildings. The nation's biggest cellular operator is expected to invite tenders for the manufacture of 3G handsets compatible with the home-grown TD-SCDMA network late next ...

  8. Regulator may issue six or more 3G licences

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Office of the Telecommunications Authority said it would schedule the auction for the fifth 3G licence in the fourth quarter this year. Amid escalating competition in a mobile phone market with more than 100 per cent penetration, the new licence will be for a 3G CDMA network to complement the four existing 3G GSM operators- Hong Kong CSL, Hutchison Telecom, SmarTone-Vodafone and PCCW. ...

  9. China Mobile's 3G demo fails to wow

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... publicly for the first time, moving closer to commercial launch, sources said. The company demonstrated video calls, mobile television and several other 3G applications at the China High-Tech Fair ... for TD-SCDMA, the mainland-developed 3G technology standard that the company uses. The company is building TD-SCDMA networks in eight mainland cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai ...

  10. 3G orders spark hopes for ZTE to turn around

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for third-generation mobile-telephone equipment. Company president Yin Yimin said ZTE was awarded about half of China Mobile's 3G orders that had been offered so far. The orders were for the provision ... share for all the China Mobile's 3G orders as our competitors may catch up,' Mr Yin said. 'We have already received 3G orders worth two billion to three billion yuan from China ...




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