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  1. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile set for 'aggressive' 4G launch with low tariff rates

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 05:09am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... to capture more high-paying data users under a potential deal with technology giant Apple. The company expects to provide lower tariff rates for 4G service compared with its 3G offering, but has ... finalised. "China Mobile might be the only 4G operator in China, at least in the next six months," he said, adding that the operator's churn rate for high-end users could be reduced. ...

  2. Comment - Blogs - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    New Chinese VNOs face latest hurdles in high prices

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

    ... service at competitive rates. In other markets, the telecoms regulator might have avoided this situation by either setting the prices that telcos could charge to the new VNOs, or by letting ...

  3. 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

    ... the internet as an on-demand utility. Wei did not specify which services and apps ZTE plans to roll out this year. A Barclays report said: "Faster penetration rate on 4G smartphone should ...

  4. Business - Commodities - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Korea makes move on 5G services that promise to deliver film in a second

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:19am by AFP

    ... Samsung said in May that it had successfully tested 5G technology, managing data transmission rates of over one gigabyte per second. ...

  5. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    SmarTone, Hutchison Telecom to see gains after CSL acquisition

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:27am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... in the six months to December 31. The primary issue for the city's mobile network operators has been the maturing smartphone penetration rate. Data from the Office of the Communications ...

  6. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    VAT reform could place a strain on Chinese telecoms operators' profitability

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 06:13am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... by a VAT on gross revenue at 6 per cent or 11 per cent, the specific rates of which are yet to be finalised, from next year. The tax rates for different services- voice, equipment sales and value-added offerings- are expected to be different. Assuming an 8.5 per cent VAT rate, Barclays estimates that China Mobile's net revenue next year would reach 651.69 billion yuan, down 5.1 per ...

  7. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Xiaomi, Huawei set 2014 targets, ZTE adjusts

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:34am by Doug Young

    ... global player. Huawei has acknowledged that fact, and is aiming to maintain a revenue growth rate of about 10 percent over the next few years. The latest media reports say the company ended 2013 ...

  8. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Wireless market faces shake-up from tycoons

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 02:52am by BLOOM

    ... be issued as soon as this month, though the government has not released a timeline or specified the rates carriers can charge to lease spectrum. On December 4, the ministry issued 4G licences ...

  9. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Unicom sets up financial services operation

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:59am by Sophie Yu

    ... Credit ratings agency Fitch said in a report that Unicom and China Telecom would incur higher capital costs as they roll out parallel TD-LTE and FDD-LTE 4G networks. ...

  10. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    The competitive Arena: when innovation and governance clash

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:17am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... to institutional investors as global interest rates languished near zero. HKT Trust and HKT went to market with an indicative 2012 yield of 8.9 per cent. Arena said Hong Kong's regulatory authorities ...




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