"The competition for the low-end market is intense and we wouldn't like to participate too much in that," company chairman Wang Xiaochu said at China Telecom's annual meeting.Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 4:33am
The Hong Kong government has failed to appraise fully the negative impact that its plan to reassign 3G spectrum in use and impose a significant increase in license fees would have on mobile services, say local network firms.12 Apr 2013 - 5:43am
China Mobile's plan to acquire chunks of existing 3G mobile spectrum in Hong Kong may be part of a bigger goal to make the city a new showcase for the world's largest wireless network operator, according to an industry expert.6 Apr 2013 - 4:53am
Two of the world's largest telecommunications equipment suppliers have joined local mobile operators in raising the spectre of acute services disruption in Hong Kong if the government seizes and auctions off chunks of 3G spectrum currently in use.28 Mar 2013 - 6:01am
SmarTone Telecommunications, which saw its interim net profit decline by 3 per cent, aims to target more lower-spending 3G network users to offset falling roaming revenue and stiff price competition in Hong Kong's 4G mobile market.
"We're targeting customer segments previously underserved by SmarTone," chief executive Douglas Li said yesterday.19 Feb 2013 - 4:58am
The government has said it favours a "mixed-mode" approach to reassigning the frequency spectrum for 3G mobile service operators, a Legislative Council panel was told yesterday.5 Feb 2013 - 5:17am
China's 3G market is stabilising in terms of market share, with a more balanced field among the 3 major telcos emerging as Beijing gets set to issue 4G licences.21 Nov 2012 - 12:15pm
Shares in China Unicom, the nation's No2 mobile operator, had their biggest drop in value in more than three years yesterday after the company's third-quarter profit missed market estimates.27 Oct 2012 - 3:18am
China Unicom, which posted strong first-half gains yesterday, will accelerate expansion of its 3G network across the mainland to meet rising mobile broadband use by new smartphone subscribers.
"Our 3G business will [increasingly] account for a larger share of total revenue," chairman and chief executive Chang Xiaobing said.24 Aug 2012 - 2:47am
China Telecom, the world's largest fixed-line network operator, plans to step up the expansion of its 3G mobile user base after landing a deal to buy the wireless network of its parent company.23 Aug 2012 - 2:13am