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.

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.

Wednesday, 3 October, 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

Party mouthpiece looks for investors

People.cn, the online news portal of the Communist Party's mouthpiece People's Daily, aims to raise about 527 million yuan from an initial public offering in Shanghai this month.

Other official websites are expected to follow suit, including Xinhuanet, the web version of state news agency Xinhua, and several other portals owned by provincial-level governments.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

China Mobile director quits amid probe

China Mobile said yesterday Lu Xiangdong had resigned as an executive director and vice-president of the telecommunications giant because of his inability to perform his duties amid a probe related to financial issues.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Telecoms chief in inquiry mystery

Telecommunications giant China Mobile says it is checking online speculation that its vice-president, Lu Xiangdong, and the general manager of its Guangdong branch, Xu Long, have been put under investigation.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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Show your thanks on your birthday

On your birthday, you may go out and celebrate with your parents and your friends, and they will give presents and cards to you. It's your special day.

However, besides receiving others' love and gifts, have you thought of sending your love and thanks to your parents?

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

SmarTone in about-face on plan

One of the city's biggest phone companies has made a pricing U-turn as firms battle to make the best of new rules on unlimited data-use packages.

SmarTone reversed its decision to scrap its unlimited data plan for smartphone users after rivals CSL and 3HK vowed to continue offering unlimited deals despite new rules set by the telecoms watchdog Ofta.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

China Mobile steps up efforts to boost 4G standard

China Mobile aims to hasten the adoption of time-division long-term evolution (TD-LTE) technology - the high-speed 4G standard backed by the mainland - in the world's largest economy under a new pact with United States wireless broadband carrier Clearwire.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Home-grown models set to rival iPhone

Mainland consumers' demand for smartphones is expected to heat up when Apple and its partner carrier China Unicom start domestic sales of the iPhone 4S from January 13.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Clear image still eludes many mainland brands

Mainland brands may be attracting stronger loyalty from domestic consumers, but most still fall far short of their international counterparts in creating an identifiable image, says Millward Brown, an international brand consultancy.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

China Mobile eyes data goldmine

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless operator by subscriber numbers, says its future growth lies in data and mobile internet services.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am