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  1. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile poised for big gains from 4G push into rural areas

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 03:22am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... yuan this year. Even if just 10 per cent of China Mobile's rural subscribers upgraded to its 4G network over the same period, that would still translate to 13.2 billion yuan in new service ... it with as much as 66 billion yuan (HK$83.4 billion) in fresh revenue over the next three years. The "spectrum refarming" initiative, which China Mobile had previously declined to acknowledge, ...

  2. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China 4G services expansion intensifies Xiaomi-Lenovo rivalry

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:55am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... and basic 2G handsets on the mainland are forecast to rapidly shrink over the next two years, following the aggressive rollout of new 4G mobile infrastructure by the country's ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Lenovo may erode strong lead of smartphone start-up with Motorola acquisition amid the mainland's switch to the new 4G mobile trend Pressure mounts ...

  3. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile's 3G subscribers decline as 4G users top 50 million

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 07:21am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... of this year," said Chris Lane, a senior analyst at Bernstein Research. Lane predicted that strong take-up of 4G services would continue next year as China Mobile rolled out its 4G infrastructure, built ... Telecom in December last year to start 4G infrastructure build-out on the mainland, the world's largest smartphone market. The network plans of Unicom and China Telecom were, however, more ...

  4. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    HKBN aims to double enterprise solutions business in two years

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:19am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) is looking to enterprise solutions as a growth engine, aiming to gain corporate clients with new products and services based ... in the next two to three years. This is my mission.” I can say with confidence that we will double our corporate business in the next two to three years Billy Yeung, HKBN The corporate solutions ...


    China Mobile targets mass market with no iPhone 6 date in sight

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Bloomberg

    ... including the US, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan to start on Friday. Apple may have to wait until next year to get approval for new iPhones on the mainland after failing to reach agreement ... of this year, she said. "The direction of our development is to completely focus on the mass market," chairman Xi Guohua said. "We have 4G devices selling for 1,000 yuan. I believe, ...

  6. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile sees deal on telecoms towers completed this year

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

    ... towers deal this year The proposed venture between the three firms that are mainly responsible for operating and maintaining China's telecommunications towers will be established this year ... of subscribers has budgeted 225.2 billion yuan (HK$279.6 billion) in spending this year, a third of which will be spent on 4G network-services expansion. The company said its role would ...

  7. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Xiaomi, Huawei set 2014 targets, ZTE adjusts

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

    ... The start of a new year is seeing 2 of China's top smartphone and telecoms equipment makers lay out their new goals for 2014, with the fast-rising Xiaomi aiming to continue its explosive growth ... aren't very surprising. But they do provide a hint of where priorities will lie in the new year. Xiaomi is now enjoying a rapid growth period like that previously seen by Huawei and ZTE about ...

  8. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    DoCoMo drops Samsung in new phone campaign

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... largest display maker and an Apple supplier that was bailed out by its banks last year and is expected to issue new shares this year to shore up its weakened finances. Representatives for DoCoMo, ... Reuters in Tokyo DoCoMo drops Samsung in new phone campaign NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile operator, will select Sony, Sharp and Fujitsu smartphone models for its main winter ...

  9. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    HKT eyes change in mobile spectrum licence payment

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:12am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Holdings and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong. HKT acquired rival CSL New World Mobility in May. When the 3G spectrum was first assigned in 2001, the fee was paid annually over 15 years ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com HKT gears for fight over spectrum licence fees HKT Trust and its operating arm HKT, which yesterday posted a solid 18 per cent year-on-year interim net ...

  10. Comment - Blogs - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    New Chinese VNOs face latest hurdles in high prices

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

    ... was buzzing for much of last year when word of the VNO plan first emerged, as many held out high hopes for a much-needed injection of new competition into this tightly controlled sector. The plan ... at lower levels, I could see this plan quickly fizzle and die by the end of next year, as these new VNOs fail to attract many new subscribers for their service. Bottom line: High wholesale prices ...




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