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  1. News - Hong Kong - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Industry sources doubt China Mobile will clean up at 3G spectrum auction

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:54am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com China Mobile 'unlikely' to clean up in 3G sale China Mobile is unlikely to win the third of the 3G spectrum about to be prised away from the city's four incumbent 3G mobile network operators and put up for auction, sources close to the matter say. Local operators have also vastly inflated the cost of reassigning 3G spectrum share from ...

  2. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile sets its sights on auction of reassigned 3G spectrum

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 02:52am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... win China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator, is moving forward with plans to bid for the reassigned 3G spectrum that the Hong Kong government will take back from ... the Communications Authority, announced last Friday its decision to use a "hybrid" approach in renewing the expiring 3G spectrum licences in the 1.9-gigahertz to 2.2GHz band of SmarTone ...

  3. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Spotlight on China Mobile's 3G subscriber gains, 4G expansion plans

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... improvement, 3G subscriber growth and updates on its 4G network expansion. China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator by subscribers, is expected to show modest gains when its financial results for the six months to June are released on Thursday. Listed in Hong Kong and New York, China Mobile had 740.15 million subscribers at the end of June, including 137.88 million 3G ...

  4. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Higher costs loom for Hong Kong mobile market with 3G spectrum auction

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com 3G auction to 'push up costs' for mobile users The mobile communications market will see costs spiral up for both consumers and service providers under the government's plan to seize and auction off chunks of 3G spectrum currently in use, according to SmarTone Telecommunications. "It doesn't have to happen like this. ...

  5. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Legco panel to look into 3G spectrum issue

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... 4 operators on 3G licence issue Hong Kong's four leading mobile network operators will likely step up the rhetoric against a government plan to take away and auction off chunks of their 3G ... scheduled about two weeks before the close of the Communications Authority's public consultation on what the government should do with the expiring 3G spectrum licences held by the four network ...

  6. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Hong Kong mobile operators gird for fight against 3G cuts

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Government's plan to slice off a third of each network providers' 3G spectrum and auction these off may benefit China Mobile Mobile operators to fight against 3G cuts Hong Kong's four major mobile network operators may mount a legal challenge against a government plan to take away and auction off chunks of 3G spectrum ...

  7. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Hong Kong mobile firms oppose any 3G spectrum grab

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... of 3G spectrum Efforts by Hong Kong's four leading mobile network service providers to renew their 3G spectrum is shaping up to be a battle of wills against China Mobile, the world's ... to seize and auction off chunks of their existing 3G spectrum would benefit China Mobile. "A government policy to favour Chinese state-owned enterprises at the expense of Hong Kong consumers ...

  8. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Hong Kong may become new showcase for China Mobile

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Analyst says phone giant's 3G spectrum plans could be a bid to boost profile and expertise China Mobile's plan to acquire chunks of existing 3G mobile spectrum in Hong Kong may ... subscribers at the end of February, has expressed support for the Hong Kong government's proposed strategy to seize and auction off a third of each of the 3G spectrum allocation used ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    China Mobile 3G stable, weighs Fetion move

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:15pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young The rapidly changing mobile landscape is creating some interesting challenges for China Mobile (0941.HK; NYSE: CHL), which is finally seeing its 3G market share stabilise as it reportedly may be weighing a bid to buy out the partner for its fading Fetion mobile messaging service. The 3G news is clearly the more important in this pair of news bits, and probably reflects ...

  10. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    China telecoms operators see plenty to gain in sharing infrastructure

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:03am by SOPHIE YU AND BIEN PEREZ

    ... be worth 50 billion yuan (HK$63 billion) in annual savings for the operators, according to market estimates. The combined number of 2G, 3G and 4G mobile base stations installed on those towers ...




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