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  • Dec 21, 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.

China Mobile dispute points to regulatory confusion, lawyers say

China Mobile said it would look into a HK$142 million deal between CMHK, its Hong Kong unit, and Ricky Wong Wai-kay's Hong Kong Television Network. Photo: Reuters

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.

Thursday, 9 January, 2014, 5:05pm

HKTV deal would require dual China approval, say mainland experts

HKTV deal would require dual China approval, say mainland experts

Under mainland rules, China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), China Mobile Hong Kong's mobile TV arm, would need to report major equity deals to both its central government-owned parent and the state-owned assets regulator for approval, say some experts.

7 Jan 2014 - 4:45am 6 comments

HKTV feud may end in big payout for Wong

HKTV boss Ricky Wong (right) and the logo of China Mobile (inset). Photo: Felix Wong and SCMP Pictures

China Mobile will have to pay hefty compensation to HKTV boss Ricky Wong Wai-kay to break his deal for the company's Hong Kong online television subsidiary, legal experts warned yesterday.

7 Jan 2014 - 9:23am 7 comments

China Mobile launches investigation into HKTV deal

HKTV said its agreement with China Mobile Hong Kong Corporation had "concluded".

China Mobile has launched an investigation into its Hong Kong subsidiary's mobile television deal with Ricky Wong Wai-kay's Hong Kong Television Network, saying it might violate mainland rules.

6 Jan 2014 - 11:12am 8 comments

China Mobile revs up 4G expansion with long-awaited iPhone pact

Following the deal, Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models will be available for pre-registration on China Mobile's website from tomorrow - Christmas Day. Photo: Reuters

China Mobile expects to get more high-end data users, while helping fuel Apple's sales expansion on the mainland, after the two companies forged a multiyear deal to bring the iPhone to the world's largest mobile network from January 17.

24 Dec 2013 - 4:15am

China Mobile Hong Kong users can sell unused data capacity

China Mobile Hong Kong chairman Tiger Lin at yesterday's launch of the company's new "and!" commercial brand, which will be available on the mainland. Photo: Jonathan Wong

China Mobile Hong Kong has launched a data exchange platform that allows customers to sell extra data capacity to other subscribers.

20 Dec 2013 - 2:58am

China Mobile to splurge on subsidies

Apple is said to be close to a deal with China Mobile. Photo: Reuters

China Mobile, the world's largest phone company, will spend more on subsidies next year as it tries to boost smartphone sales by as much as 42 per cent and lure customers to its new high-speed service.

19 Dec 2013 - 1:38am

China Mobile set for 'aggressive' 4G launch with low tariff rates

China Mobile has been busy promoting 4G in the lead-up to the launch of commercial services expected this month. Photo: Xinhua

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator, is poised to introduce the first commercial 4G services on the mainland later this month and stands to capture more high-paying data users under a potential deal with technology giant Apple.

6 Dec 2013 - 5:09am

China enters new era with grant of 4G mobile network licenses

Subscribers of the China Mobile network on the mainland had complained about the slow speed of the company's 3G services. Photo: AFP

Beijing has awarded fourth-generation (4G) mobile licences to the three major mainland telecommunications network operators, paving the way for the much-anticipated alliance between China Mobile and Apple in the world's biggest smartphone market.

5 Dec 2013 - 6:00am

Industry sources doubt China Mobile will clean up at 3G spectrum auction

China Mobile is unlikely to win the third of the 3G spectrum about to be prised away from the city's four incumbent 3G mobile network operators and put up for auction, sources close to the matter say.

25 Nov 2013 - 6:11am 1 comment

China Mobile goes over the top in international retail expansion

Users of mobile devices such as smartphones are increasingly using free software to communicate. Photo: AFP

An onslaught of companies offering voice calls and text messaging for free over the internet has forced telecommunications network operators to radically rethink their business models.

20 Nov 2013 - 9:01am 2 comments

China Mobile sets its sights on auction of reassigned 3G spectrum

Tiger Lin (right), the chairman of China Mobile International, with the company's chief technical officer, John Jiang. Photo: David Wong

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator, is moving forward with plans to bid for the reassigned 3G spectrum that the Hong Kong government will take back from the city's four leading telecommunications service providers.

19 Nov 2013 - 2:52am 1 comment

Speed comes at a price for Chinese carriers

Chinese mobile subscribers are notoriously frugal and will be reluctant to pay a high price to upgrade to 4G services. Photo: Reuters

Faster isn’t necessarily better for China’s telecom carriers as they prepare to roll out high-speed 4G mobile-phone networks at the expense of their profitability for years to come.

30 Oct 2013 - 2:23am 2 comments

China Mobile 4G costs depress profit

China Mobile Chief executive Li Yue. Photo: Dickson Lee

China Mobile, the world's largest telephone company, posted an 8.8 per cent profit decline - the most since 1999 - in the third quarter as costs to build its new fourth-generation network increased.

22 Oct 2013 - 3:28am

China Mobile investors jittery over Apple deal

Apple is close to agreeing a distribution deal with China Mobile. Photo: Bloomberg

Options traders pushed the cost of hedging against declines in shares of China Mobile to an almost two-year high, concerned an expected agreement to sell Apple's iPhone may hurt profit.

24 Sep 2013 - 3:23am