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.
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.Tuesday, 12 March, 2013, 6:29am
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 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, 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
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
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 stagnation21 Feb 2013 - 9:15am
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
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
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 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
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
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 Mobile19 Dec 2012 - 11:00am
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 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
CDBII looks to buy into energy investment firm15 Dec 2012 - 4:33am