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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.

Hong Kong may become new showcase for China Mobile

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.

Saturday, 6 April, 2013, 4:53am

China Unicom sides with Tencent over WeChat

A new memo that has been reportedly leaked from China's second largest mobile carrier, China Unicom, shows the nation's three telcos may not be nearly as united as many may think in their approach to Tencent's popular WeChat mobile app.

2 Apr 2013 - 10:19am

Outcry after official urges Wechat to charge a fee

An official at China’s National Development and Reform Commission apparently created a storm this week after publicly endorsing information technology giant Tencent for charging a fee for its currently free App - Wechat.

28 Mar 2013 - 5:34pm

Hutchison Telecom eyes more mobile spectrum to meet demand

Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong, which posted solid financial results for last year, plans to marshal its resources to add more mobile spectrum and keep its existing spectrum holdings to meet rising data services requirements.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:35am

Higher costs loom for Hong Kong mobile market with 3G spectrum auction

The mobile communications market will see costs spiral up for both consumers and service providers under the government's plan to seize and auction off chunks of 3G spectrum currently in use, according to SmarTone Telecommunications.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:17am

China Mobile raises capital spending 49pc

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator, is facing intense competition from other traditional telecommunications operators, as well as from internet firms that provide voice calls and short messaging services.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:35am

Legco panel to look into 3G spectrum issue

SmarTone Telecommunications, CSL, Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong and PCCW's HKT are to be invited by the legislative body's panel on information technology and broadcasting to discuss the issue on March 27, according to a Legco document.

14 Mar 2013 - 6:41am

Hong Kong mobile firms oppose any 3G spectrum grab

Efforts by Hong Kong's four leading mobile network service providers to renew their 3G spectrum is shaping up to be a battle of wills against China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:21am

4G buzz: who gets what in China

Chinese telecoms officials have been speaking non-stop these last two weeks about 4G mobile networks, making the roll-out of commercial 4G services look almost inevitable as early as the third quarter of this year.

12 Mar 2013 - 10:20am

Hong Kong mobile operators gird for fight against 3G cuts

The government, represented by the Communications Authority, is expected to decide on that plan in October, which would be exactly three years before the 3G spectrum licences of CSL, SmarTone Telecommunications, Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong and PCCW's HKT are due to expire.

12 Mar 2013 - 6:29am

Keep telecoms firms on long-term deals

Our public officials like to crow that Hong Kong's telecommunications are the most competitive in the world, and they can indeed congratulate themselves on the transition from a stodgy, consumer-gouging monopoly 30 years ago.

But whether the accolade will continue to be deserved is now in question.

12 Mar 2013 - 4:34am 3 comments

ZTE pairs with Intel, Huawei to woo Europe

ZTE and Huawei are making new tactical moves on different fronts, with the former announcing a new tie-up with chip giant Intel as the latter defends its position in the lucrative European market. 

6 Mar 2013 - 10:21am

Nokia bets on affordable smartphones to gain China share

Nokia, once the undisputed leader of the mobile phone industry, aims to regain some ground from its rivals with the release on the mainland next quarter of affordable smartphones.

"We plan to be aggressive there," said Chris Weber, Nokia's executive vice-president for global sales and marketing.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:05am

China Mobile expands commercial 4G

Dominant wireless carrier China Mobile is turning up its campaign to pressure the telecoms regulator to issue 4G licenses soon, this time through aggressive comments from its chairman at the world's biggest industry event taking place this week in Spain. 

27 Feb 2013 - 2:04pm

China Mobile stabilises, set for growth

Based on data and other recent developments, it does indeed look like industry leader China Mobile could finally return to a growth track in the Year of the Snake after years of stagnation

21 Feb 2013 - 9:15am