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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.

Nokia bets on affordable smartphones to gain China share

Chris Weber of Nokia with the Lumia 920, shortly to be joined on the mainland by the 720 and 520. Photo: Jonathan Wong

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.

Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 5:05am

China Mobile expands commercial 4G

China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua speaks at the Mobile World Congress in Spain. Photo: AP

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

The latest numbers show that China Mobile had 38 per cent of the 3G market at the end of January. Photo: Reuters

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

China Mobile's 4G word games

China Mobile began trialing its 4G service, based on a homegrown standard known as TD-LTE in 2010. Photo: SCMP

The massive bureaucracy of China's telecoms regulator means it often takes ridiculously long periods to approve just about anything, putting China's telecoms market at a major disadvantage to global peers.

5 Feb 2013 - 3:36pm

SMS at start of long decline for China telcos

The number of SMS messages sent by Chinese mobile users rose a scant 2 per cent last year. Photo: AFP

New government data on mobile text messaging, also known as SMS, is underscoring how this former cash cow for China's telcos is quickly losing its audience.

29 Jan 2013 - 10:40am

Mainland 4G mobile network trial to expand this year, says MIIT

The mainland is to expand its two-year-old 4G network trial.

Telecommunications giant China Mobile could firm up its standing as the world's largest 4G network operator, as the central government pushes for an expanded trial this year of the high-speed wireless system.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:58am

Apple's Tim Cook says China will overtake the US as its biggest market

Tim Cook hopes to launch new Apple products in China first.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook said China would overtake the United States to become its largest market, as the iPhone-maker adds more stores and considers debuting new products in the country.

"I believe it will become our first," Cook said in an interview with Xinhua on Thursday. No timeframe was given for the prediction.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am

China Mobile muscles Tencent into revenue sharing talks

A billboard of Tencent's popular mobile instant messaging service WeChat, better known by its Chinese name Weixin, in Hong Kong. Photo: Thomas Yau

Just a few weeks after China Mobile complained that Tencent was stealing its text messaging business, we're getting word that the two companies may have started talks for a revenue sharing agreement to resolve the dispute.

2 Jan 2013 - 9:38am

Qualcomm charges China Mobile TD

This may look like something only a techie can appreciate, but the recent start of production by leading global chipmaker Qualcomm for cellphone chips using a homegrown Chinese technology looks set to provide a major boost to dominant Chinese telco China Mobile

19 Dec 2012 - 11:00am

China Mobile plans to acquire more radio spectrum in Hong Kong

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China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator, plans to secure more radio spectrum in Hong Kong to expand its local and cross-border operation of high-speed mobile services.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

China Mobile to put 4G network to the test in Hong Kong

China Mobile to put 4G network to the test in Hong Kong

China Mobile will this month start commercial services with its home-grown, fourth-generation network in Hong Kong as the world's largest mobile-phone company by subscribers moves closer to a nationwide roll-out.

18 Dec 2012 - 2:33am

Briefs, December 15, 2012

Japanese manufacturers are growing increasingly pessimistic.

CDBII looks to buy into energy investment firm

15 Dec 2012 - 4:33am

Not-so-lucky Shanghai Mobile user in battle over reclaimed 888 number

This screenshots made by Chang shows numbers sold at 50 yuan on Shanghai Mobile's online store.

Many Chinese like to believe having 8s and 6s in their phone numbers will guarantee good luck, but for a Shanghai Mobile customer, triple 8s have brought him nothing but trouble.

13 Dec 2012 - 4:18pm

China Mobile on services steriods

After praising China Mobile just last week for finally returning its focus to the present under a new top management team installed earlier this year, I am having slight concerns at a sudden flurry of new initiatives from the company.

12 Dec 2012 - 5:38pm

China Mobile offers broadcasting service for HK$58 monthly fee

CMHK is in talks with more content providers to enlarge its television programme selection.

China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) is offering a mobile broadcasting service in the city that allows subscribers to watch customised television programmes on cellphones, tablets or even television at home.

11 Dec 2012 - 10:08am