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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.

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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.

Friday, 7 December, 2012, 3:23am

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.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:44am

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

Market Open: Hong Kong stocks seen lower on China pessimism

Hong Kong stocks are tipped to open lower, with investors less hopeful of any monetary easing by Chinese policy makers  before the Communist Party's crucial 18th Congress, scheduled to start in Beijing on November 8.

11 Oct 2012 - 9:02am

2013: the year of TD wireless?

Xi Guohua, executive director & chairman of China Mobile Ltd., attends press conference of China Mobile 2012 interim results at Island Shangri-La Hotel, Admiralty on August 16, 2012. Photo: Dickson Lee

A flurry of new signals are indicating that TD will provide a welcome boost for China Mobile.

3 Oct 2012 - 12:15pm

China Mobile: 4G Near, iPhone Far

A customer leaves a China Mobile store, after the world's biggest mobile operator topped a list of the 50 most valuable Chinese brands released in Beijing on December 13, 2011. Photo: AFP

The aggressive 4G aspirations of leading wireless carrier China Mobile's (0941.HK) have just received a major boost from the telecoms regulator, which has said licenses for next-generation wireless networks known as LTE will be issued in about a year.

11 Sep 2012 - 10:40am

China Mobile Seeks Partner in TD Misery

More than 3 years after receiving the booby prize when China awarded its 3G mobile licenses, China Mobile (0941.HK); (NYSE: CHL) is still sulking about being forced to build a network based on a problem-plagued homegrown Chinese

4 Sep 2012 - 9:04am

Mobile deal lifts China Telecom

China Telecom, the world's largest fixed-line network operator, saw its share price climb to the highest in three months yesterday, on news that it plans to pay more than 120 billion yuan (HK$147.10 billion) to acquire the mobile infrastructure of its parent company.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

China Mobile speeds up 4G integration

China Mobile has escalated efforts to widen the adoption of time-division duplex long-term evolution (TDD-LTE) technology - the high-speed 4G standard backed by the mainland - with a major network build-out in Hong Kong and an international roaming pact with a US carrier.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

China Mobile to launch cross-border 4G service

Roaming charges are expected to fall after China Mobile Hong Kong launches a cross-border data sharing service next week, which will make it cheaper to access services locked behind Beijing's internet firewall.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am