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.

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

Wednesday, 19 December, 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

Apple falls on China Mobile comment

Apple falls on China Mobile comment

Apple shares fell further yesterday after China Mobile chief executive Li Yue said he would not add the iPhone to the world's largest wireless network without a deal favourable for his firm.

8 May 2015 - 12:49pm

Era ends for mega mainland IPOs

The US$3.1 billion initial public offering of People's Insurance Co (Group) of China was the largest in Hong Kong in two years. Photo: Bloomberg

The initial public offering of People's Insurance Co (Group) of China last week was notable as Hong Kong's largest in two years. Bankers still do not anticipate it augurs a new round of big share sales by mainland firms.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am

China Mobile returns to the present

China Mobile may develop its own brand of mobile phones, and also establish an Internet company.

After months of maintaining a relatively low profile, China Mobile's recently named President Li Yue is finally making a splash in the headlines with some interesting strategic announcements.

6 Dec 2012 - 12:02pm

China Mobile to branch into internet business

China Mobile is the world's biggest wireless network operator, with 698.5 million subscribers at the end of September. Photo: Bloomberg

China Mobile, the world's biggest wireless network operator, has confirmed it is working on setting up an internet company, ending months of speculation.

Chief executive Li Yue verified the move in Guangzhou yesterday, but did not elaborate.

6 Dec 2012 - 3:16am

China Mobile 3G stable, weighs Fetion move

A man talks on a mobile phone featuring a Chinese flag near Tiananmen Square in Beijing on November 13, 2012. Photo: AFP

China's 3G market is stabilising in terms of market share, with a more balanced field among the 3 major telcos emerging as Beijing gets set to issue 4G licences.

21 Nov 2012 - 12:15pm

China Mobile loses cable war

Customers look at a mobile phone at a branch of China Mobile in Wuhan, Hubei province April 20, 2012. Photo: Reuters

China Mobile's exclusion from investment in a new national cable TV operator comes as a big setback, and will force it to build out its own network if it wants to enter fixed-line broadband.

16 Nov 2012 - 10:51am

China Telecom jumps into 4G race

Photo: AFP

With signs growing by the day that China will issue 4G licenses quite soon, perhaps by March next year, the nation's second and third largest carriers are sensing a sudden urgency to get ready for the roll-out and avoid a possible booby prize that either could easily receive.

12 Nov 2012 - 2:01pm 1 comment

China Mobile rings up higher profit

China Mobile's subscriber base continued growing in the third quarter but its growth has slowed and rivals are challenging. Photo: Reuters

China Mobile, the world's biggest wireless network operator, posted a 1.4 per cent gain in net profit for the first three quarters year-on year, as subscriber numbers grew and greater wireless data traffic helped stem declines in average per-user revenue.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:19am