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SmarTone aims to up ante in 4G

SmarTone chief Douglas Li says Hong Kong's telecommunications market is a fascinating example for the rest of the world. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong could well become the world's biggest little market for 4G services next week, when SmarTone Telecommunications unveils its new high-speed, mobile broadband network.

Monday, 20 August, 2012, 4:51am

SmarTone to heat up 4G market with new network

SmarTone Telecommunications expects to intensify competition in the city's nascent 4G mobile market with the launch of its new high-speed wireless network next month.

Chief executive Douglas Li said yesterday that from August 28, SmarTone would offer 4G subscribers the same 3G tariff plans it now provided.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

ZTE to launch high-speed 4G router with Softbank

ZTE, the world's fifth-largest supplier of telecommunications equipment, plans to step up its release of 4G smartphones and other devices this year to meet surging demand from operators of a new generation of high-speed mobile networks worldwide.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

CSL goes global with 4G service

The two leading wireless network operators in Hong Kong and South Korea are set to introduce next month the world's first 4G international mobile roaming service between the two markets.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hutchison targets major 4G network expansion

Li Ka-shing's telecommunications flagship says it plans to expand its high-speed 4G mobile network in Hong Kong next year when more advanced smartphones become available in the market.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

3 Hong Kong joins the 4G market

The nascent market for 4G mobile services in Hong Kong became more crowded yesterday when Li Ka-shing's flagship telecommunications company launched its new high-speed network.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Huawei, Intel to work on mainland 4G technology

Huawei Technologies, the world's second-largest supplier of telecommunications equipment, and semiconductor giant Intel have joined forces to speed up adoption of 4G mobile networks using a mainland-backed standard.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Fastest ever roll-out for the new iPad

Unfazed by the legal dispute over the iPad trademark, Apple will release the third generation of its popular media tablet in Hong Kong and nine other markets next week.

Macau is among the next batch of 25 markets slated to receive the updated iPad by the end of this month, in what Apple management described yesterday as the company's fastest new product roll-out.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

SmarTone targets 4G launch this year

SmarTone Telecommunications expects to launch its 4G mobile network this year to boost subscriber capacity to be on par with larger rivals in the market.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

China Mobile steps up efforts to boost 4G standard

China Mobile aims to hasten the adoption of time-division long-term evolution (TD-LTE) technology - the high-speed 4G standard backed by the mainland - in the world's largest economy under a new pact with United States wireless broadband carrier Clearwire.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Equipment maker looks to 4G for the future

ZTE, the mainland's second-largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, expects international demand for its fourth-generation mobile infrastructure and smart phones to pick up next year as more high-speed 4G networks are commercially rolled out.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

China Mobile to complete network trials by June

China Mobile expects to complete commercial trials of its fourth-generation network by June, which may coincide with the possible release of a compatible iPhone from Apple.

That most fortuitous set of circumstances was raised by experts yesterday in Hong Kong at an international summit on Time-Division Long-Term Evolution (TD-LTE), which is the mainland-backed 4G standard.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


In case you haven't heard, Hong Kong now has Asia's first 4G, or LTE [Long Term Evolution], network. While you should know what 3G is by now, 4G is, logically, the next generation of mobile networks.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

ZTE launches drive for innovative tech solutions

ZTE Corp, the mainland's second-largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, has established a 100 million yuan (HK$120.74 million) venture capital fund that will invest in innovative projects proposed by its employees.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Official upbeat over output for manufacturing

China's industrial growth should maintain its momentum in the latter part of this year, an official said yesterday, apparently seeking to allay fears that the world's second-biggest economy was heading for a hard landing.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am