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  1. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    HKT bets on scale to expand its share of city's mobile services market

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:54am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... the telecommunications arm of Richard Li Tzar-kai's PCCW, has unveiled a three-brand mobile strategy, a retail network of 137 shops, streamlined pricing plans and the widest range of smartphones on offer ... The Telecommunications Appeal Board on competition provisions rejected the case in May. On the perception that HKT increased its monthly tariff plans, Arena said: "We've never offered the lowest prices ...

  2. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Consumer worries over Li family's telecoms grip in Hong Kong after CSL deal

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... preeminent position in fixed line telecoms in the city, consumers are growing concerned about a lack of choice and the risk that prices will rise without significant competitive counterweights to Li ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Consumers express concerns about fair competition after Richard Li announces HK$19b purchase of CSL New World Mobility Concerns grow over Li family's ...

  3. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    3G spectrum deprival may cost consumers, operators up to HK$15.5B

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Consumers to bear big chunk by upgrading services to overcome disruption, survey commissioned by operators says Spectrum reshuffle to cost HK$15.5 b Consumers will bear the brunt of an estimated HK$15.5 billion in costs imposed by the government's plan to seize and reauction chunks of 3G spectrum now in use, according to a study ...

  4. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile sees deal on telecoms towers completed this year

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 12:51am by Sophie Yu

    ... China. The three carriers are expected to lease towers from the venture instead of building new ones. There would be no price war, Xi said. "The three firms have reached a consensus that a price war is not healthy for the market." He added that heavy spending this year was necessary for future development. "Without the investment into 4G networks, we may be able ...

  5. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Xiaomi to enter 10 new countries as expansion accelerates

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... announced by Lei are Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. The maker of smartphones, televisions and routers is broadening its range of consumer electronics and expanding overseas to build on existing sales in its home market of mainland China as well as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Xiaomi keeps costs down by selling directly to consumers online and Lei ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    New Chinese VNOs face latest hurdles in high prices

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 11:38am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young High wholesale prices and aggressive promotions by traditional telcos are undermining prospects for new VNOs, which are likely to fail unless the telecoms regulator revamps its ... competition. But the latest reports that these new competitors, called virtual network operators (VNOs), are facing difficulties due to high prices being charged by their suppliers is just the latest ...

  7. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Services initiative promises more satisfaction to ZTE smartphone users

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by Bien Perez and Sophie Yu

    ... with app development ZTE, the world's fifth-largest telecommunications equipment supplier, plans to step up the development of new consumer services to complement its expansion of 4G smartphone sales. In an interview yesterday, ZTE chief financial officer Wei Zaisheng told the South China Morning Post that the goal was to directly provide consumers with a range of software ...

  8. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Mobile service overhaul will increase prices, say experts

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Overhaul would increase users' bills, say experts Consumers could pay more, expect slower services and face difficulties in making phone calls ... and video streaming, were most likely to be affected by the changes because they consumed significantly larger amounts of bandwidth than other activities. An independent consultant said subscribers ...

  9. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Alibaba, Tencent take rivalry to mobile network services

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... The proverbial battle for the hearts and minds of mainland consumers between Alibaba and Tencent will soon play out in a vast new market for the two companies: mobile network services. Alibaba, ... Alibaba's online retail platforms Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com and can be paid for via Alipay, the company's online payment affiliate. Interested consumers can start registering online ...

  10. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Coolpad obtains fresh funds for 4G smartphone expansion

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... the borrowings would support Coolpad's development and launch this year of 30 new 4G smartphone models, many priced at lower than 1,000 yuan (HK$1,255) each, as China Mobile, China Unicom and China ...




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