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  • Aug 24, 2014
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China Mobile

China Mobile Ltd is a state-owned telecom providing mobile voice and multimedia services through a nationwide mobile network. It is listed in New York and Hong Kong and is the world's largest mobile phone operator with about 655 million subscribers as of January 2012.

Network carriers' subsidy cuts hit Apple and Samsung in China

The world's biggest phone market is getting a lot tougher for Apple and Samsung Electronics.

Monday, 18 August, 2014, 6:28am

China Mobile aims to be among first mobile operators with iPhone 6

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator by number of subscribers, says it will be one of the first operators to offer Apple's iPhone 6, which is expected to be launched later this year.

15 Aug 2014 - 12:34am

China telecoms operators see plenty to gain in sharing infrastructure

China's three main telecommunications service providers have started talks on setting up a joint venture to allow for infrastructure-sharing, which could lower the cost of developing mobile networks across the country.

2 May 2014 - 1:03am

China Mobile's earnings fall 5.9pc, ending 14-year run of profit growth

China Mobile said net profit fell 5.9 per cent to 121.7 billion yuan (HK$153.6 billion) last year due to heavier investments in infrastructure resources. It was the first time in 14 years that profits at the world's largest mobile company by subscribers failed to grow.

21 Mar 2014 - 5:20am

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

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 smartphone usage, analysts say.

Beijing would use the tax to replace the existing business tax in several service industries, including the telecommunications sector, Premier Li Keqiang reiterated this week.

8 Mar 2014 - 1:01am

China Mobile's 4G expansion drives smartphone supply buildup in China

With a massive 4G network expansion under way on the mainland, the market's leading smartphone suppliers and their mobile chip providers are in a rush to keep pace with the rapid deployment in hundreds of cities.

5 Feb 2014 - 6:11am

China's 4G network operators face profit challenge in services expansion

Profits at the mainland's three leading telecommunications network operators are expected to be squeezed in the first couple of years of their expansion into 4G mobile services, analysts say.

22 Jan 2014 - 4:28am

Subsidy war likely as iPhone finally comes to China Mobile

Apple's long-awaited launch of its iPhone on China Mobile's vast network yesterday opens the door to the carrier's 763 million subscribers, but doubts have been cast on the longer-term benefits for both parties.

18 Jan 2014 - 1:29am

Apple facing uphill battle in China despite China Mobile deal

The world's largest mobile network is ready to offer Apple's iPhone, but while the US technology giant has declared China its biggest future market, it faces an uphill battle to unseat Samsung Electronics and homegrown competitors.

16 Jan 2014 - 9:06am

China Mobile dispute points to regulatory confusion, lawyers say

The regulatory ambiguities that arise when subsidiaries of state-owned enterprises make deals, especially less strictly supervised overseas ones, have been highlighted by the dispute that has embroiled China Mobile.

9 Jan 2014 - 5:05pm