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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.

Apple may offer China cheaper iPhones to muscle in on mobile market

Apple may offer China cheaper iPhones to muscle in on mobile market

Apple is accustomed to dictating terms to carriers for its iPhone. But as it seeks a deal with China Mobile to sell the handsets, it is the network operator that is in command.

Friday, 6 September, 2013, 11:12am

China Mobile gears up for 4G network expansion

Apple's hopes to link up with China Mobile may be boosted.

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator by subscribers, has apparently kicked off its 4G network expansion by awarding the bulk of contracts to Huawei Technologies and ZTE, the mainland's two biggest telecommunications equipment manufacturers.

24 Aug 2013 - 3:36am

4G TD-LTE's National Day arrival: cause for celebration?

The stars may finally be aligning for a long-awaited deal between Apple Inc and China Mobile Ltd, the world's biggest mobile carrier, that could help the iPhone maker claw back lost ground in its most important growth market. Photo: Reuters

Mobile telecoms fans who have been waiting for years for China to issue 4G mobile licenses may finally have reason to celebrate, amid the latest media reports that say licenses will finally be awarded around the upcoming Oct 1 National Day holiday.

21 Aug 2013 - 10:32am

Top China Mobile man detained in Guangdong

Guangdong is one of the most profitable regions for China Mobile.

Xu Long, general manager of China Mobile's Guangdong operations, has been held by provincial disciplinary authorities over alleged serious violation of party discipline, China News Services reported yesterday, citing the anti-graft body.

20 Aug 2013 - 3:43am

China Mobile pins hopes on data services and 4G

China Mobile had 740.15 million subscribers in June, representing 62.8 per cent of the mainland's mobile-phone market. Photo: Bloomberg

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator by subscribers, said yesterday that it is facing "unprecedented" challenges as the telecommunications industry adapts to the impact of the so-called over-the-top (OTT) services.

16 Aug 2013 - 3:40am

New iPhone, 4G technology may mean Apple, China Mobile tie-up closer

Apple boss Tim Cook met with China Mobile in Beijing last month, prompting speculation that a deal could be edging closer. Photo: Reuters

The stars may finally be aligning for a long-awaited deal between Apple and China Mobile, the world’s biggest mobile carrier, that could help the iPhone maker claw back lost ground in its most important growth market.

Apple is expected to unveil its redesigned iPhone next month and may also release a cheaper, emerging market smartphone.

15 Aug 2013 - 8:57am

Spotlight on China Mobile's 3G subscriber gains, 4G expansion plans

China Mobile led the strong growth in 3G users on the mainland, with subscriber number hitting 137.88 million in June. Photo: Reuters

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator by subscribers, is expected to show modest gains when its financial results for the six months to June are released on Thursday.

12 Aug 2013 - 4:05am

Apple chief meets China Mobile chairman

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Photo: Reuters

Apple chief executive Tim Cook met China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua on Tuesday, in what is seen as a significant step for the technology giant to boost iPhone sales in China.

1 Aug 2013 - 5:46am

China Mobile eyes Pakistan expansion

China Mobile's latest Pakistan move looks like a continuation of China Mobile's confused global expansion policy. Photo: Reuters

China Mobile's potential bid for a Pakistan telco reflects a its new leaders' continuation of a muddled global expansion policy from the past

26 Jun 2013 - 5:05pm

Jego suspension: China Mobile's latest mixed signal

China Mobile Chairman and CEO Wang Jianzhou. Photo: SCMP

China Mobile's reversal on its new Jego service is its latest mixed signal on a key strategic issue, reflecting dysfunction within the company

24 Jun 2013 - 11:42am

Telefonica-Unicom: is a divorce imminent?

Telefonica could soon sell its remaining stake in China Unicom, ending an unsuccessful relationship that benefited neither side

29 May 2013 - 1:03pm

Audit office finds flaws at 13 big state firms

China Mobile, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China and 10 other big state-owned firms have been accused by the National Audit Office of various management and accounting irregularities and failure to implement government policies.

11 May 2013 - 4:39am

China Mobile gets 4G edge, iPhone coming?

The next iPhone 6 launch date is speculated to be around the end of this year, about the same time China Mobile would launch its 4G service. Photo: Reuters

The latest reports on Beijing's plans to issue 4G mobile licenses look like good news for China Mobile, which could lay the groundwork for China's largest telcoms company to reach a highly anticipated deal to finally offer an Apple iPhone for its network.

9 May 2013 - 11:29am

Hard-line stance on terms pushes clients away from iPhone maker Apple

China Mobile, the world's biggest telephone company, is among service providers that have not signed an agreement to carry the iPhone. Photo: EPA

Apple is missing out on a chance to court as many as 2.8 billion new smartphone customers, many of them in Asia, as telecommunications service providers balk at conditions imposed by the iPhone maker and drag their heels in signing on as partners.

7 May 2013 - 4:26am

Telecoms firms push links after stake deal collapses

China Mobile's four-year bid to buy 12 per cent of Taiwan's Far EasTone Telecommunications failed but the two companies will keep working together. Photo: Reuters

China Mobile, the mainland's dominant carrier, and Far EasTone Telecommunications, Taiwan's No 3 operator, will share services and sales channels as part of a broad co-operation deal after a strategic stock investment accord collapsed, underlining how much they both need each other.

30 Apr 2013 - 4:55am