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  1. News - Hong Kong - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Consumers fret over phone service when firms lose third of 3G spectrum

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:03am by DANNY LEE

    ... to worse service and higher bills. The government says the move will encourage competition. Office rental group Compass Offices, which uses 38 3G and 4G contracts for its staff, said it was already ... expensive," he said yesterday. He added that the policy was unlikely to deal a huge blow to service quality because, while the government would auction off a third of the 3G spectrum currently held ...

  2. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    New VAT may drive China's mobile operators to cut costs

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 10:01am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Market leaders are likely to reduce mobile-phone subsidies as the upcoming value-added tax will erode at least 6pc of their revenue New tax may force cost cuts at Big Three The value-added tax that the mainland's telecommunications companies face later this year might force the three wireless operators to cut expenses, including subsidies promoting ...

  3. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    SmarTone, Hutchison Telecom to see gains after CSL acquisition

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

    ... it expects the remaining four players- including the local subsidiary of China Mobile- to see earnings revised for the next 12 to 18 months, driven by higher tariffs and lower marketing expenses. HKT ...

  4. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Wireless market faces shake-up from tycoons

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

    ... with the expenses of building a 4G network, have China Mobile on pace to report a 3 per cent decline in net income this year, its largest decrease in 14 years. China Mobile's 759 million subscribers ...

  5. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile goes over the top in international retail expansion

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 02:47pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... infrastructure, large user base and two-year head start “to make expensive IDD and roaming services a thing of the past”. He said a “Jego Alliance”, with other mobile and fixed-line operators, was being ...

  6. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    The competitive Arena: when innovation and governance clash

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

    ... their own way at the expense of the existing rules. Arena, a former regulator himself in Australia and Hong Kong, begs to differ. "Governance is something we have had to address in this company ...

  7. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    BlackBerry chief vows to rebuild empire

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 01:08pm by Reuters

    ... Thorsten Heins was brought in to run BlackBerry, he made promises that were similar to the ones Chen made on Monday. At Sybase, Chen slashed expenses and began focusing on pursuing niche segments ...

  8. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    SIM-card fraud sparks alarm as crooks ring up huge telephone bills

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Crooks trick users into revealing personal data with elaborate ruses and then rack up expensive phone bills at victims' expense SIM-card fraud, identity theft spark alarm It's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers- for smartphones. At wireless carriers such as AT&T, a new hacking threat has emerged involving the illicit swapping of SIM ...

  9. Business - China Business - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile investors jittery over Apple deal

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... with knowledge of the matter said this month. Analysts have questioned whether the price of the iPhone 5c on the mainland - more than the equivalent of US$700 because of tariffs - will be too expensive ... With the new iPhones being more expensive than expected, investors were becoming concerned about the subsidies China Mobile would have to provide if they were to strike a deal, Lai said. ...

  10. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Hong Kong mobile subscribers against 3G service degradation, survey says

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:12am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... that consumers would bear the brunt of HK$15.5 billion in costs imposed under the government's plan. Xu said that included sharing in the operators' expenses to raise the quality of network ...




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