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  1. For a premium service, price premium will be small

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hutchison Telecom's 3G services are likely to cost only slightly more than its 2G services, analysts said. They expect Hutchison's 3G launch, targeted for next month, ... 'Given its existing huge 2G subscriber base, I think Hutchison will price its 3G service at a [small] premium. I don't think they will trigger a price war.' Hong Kong mobile phone ...

  2. Unicom adds 168 cities to 3G network testing

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Mainland mobile operator China Unicom says commercial trials of its 3G mobile service will expand to 168 more cities next month as its network catches up with rivals. The company, which began its 3G mobile service in May, has continuing commercial trials in 100 cities, bringing the total to 268 cities offering 3G services next month. The newly added cities are in 18 ...

  3. Lenovo seeks tie-up with China Mobile to sell 3G phone, tablet

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Lenovo Group aims to secure a strategic co-operation deal soon with China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator, to encourage domestic adoption of its 3G ... Android operating system, to the carrier's TD-SCDMA 3G network. The current LePhone models support China Telecom's CDMA2000 EV-DO 3G network and Unicom's more mature WCDMA 3G ...

  4. China Telecom plans 3G push

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Telecom Corp, operator of the country's largest fixed-line network, aims to hasten the expansion of its 3G mobile and broadband operations after posting strong ... growth of its 3G mobile and broadband businesses. Total revenue, excluding upfront connection fees, grew 5.43 per cent to 163.16 billion yuan from 154.75 billion yuan the previous year. 'The ...

  5. Mainland 3G phone sales forecast to soar

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sales of mobile telephones based on the mainland-developed 3G standard are forecast to grow 600 per cent this year as domestic adoption picks up, according to market research firm Strategy ... talks were continuing. The company does not provide TD-SCDMA handset sales but said it had more than 3.4 million 3G subscribers in December. A sevenfold growth in handset sales this year would ...

  6. China Mobile hopes to add iPhone to its 3G network

    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China Mobile is keen to offer the iPhone and iPad to mainland users as long as Apple can modify the devices to support the country's home-grown 3G network. ... competition from mainland rivals who use international standards. China Mobile already requires handset users to make their 3G phones compatible with the home-grown standard and it would be seen ...

  7. China Mobile forecast to see sharp 3G growth

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Although China Mobile faces an uphill task getting its home-grown 3G network adopted over established systems, independent researcher Ovum says the telecommunications giant ... Beijing-based analyst Tracey Chen. The mobile operator has an opportunity to lead a massive migration from 2G to faster, internet-ready 3G services, which Ovum estimated would reach more than 400 ...

  8. Cheap smuggled iPhone may spoil Unicom 3G push

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez When it secured a deal about two months ago to sell the iPhone on the mainland, China Unicom appeared to have given its fledgling 3G service a good jump-start. Yet increased ... in the domestic market from October 30. Mainland consumers must sign up for a 24-month service contract with Unicom to use the iPhone on its 3G network, which provides high-speed mobile broadband ...

  9. Emerging markets drive Huawei 3G shipments

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Huawei Technologies, a leading mainland vendor of telecommunications equipment, said 3G mobile network sales in the first half exceeded total shipments last year on strong ... of WCDMA 3G technology transceivers reached 400,000 carrier sectors, a unit to measure network capacity, in the first half, compared with total shipments of 300,000 last year. Huawei was ranked ...

  10. China Mobile unveils own 3G application store

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from each application sold. In the face of potential competition from Unicom and iPhone next month, China Mobile needs to strengthen its 3G services by creating a new industry chain of mobile ... is the world's first application download platform introduced by a mobile operator, according to China Mobile. Chairman Wang Jianzhou said Mobile Market was the key to success for the firm's 3G ...




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