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  • Jul 22, 2014
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Mobile Telecommunications

Apple mulls chunkier iPhone, taking cue from Samsung

The moves by Apple, which are still under discussion, take their cue from rival Samsung Electronics, underscoring how the US firm that once ruled the smartphone market is under threat from its aggressive South Korean competitor.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 3:50am

China Telecom turns its back on low-end market

"The competition for the low-end market is intense and we wouldn't like to participate too much in that," company chairman Wang Xiaochu said at China Telecom's annual meeting.

30 May 2013 - 4:33am

Premier Li Keqiang warns EU against telecoms sanctions

Premier Li Keqiang criticised the European Union over its plans to investigate alleged anti-competitive behaviour by Chinese makers of mobile telecommunications equipment and to impose punitive import duties on solar panels from China, state media reported.

26 May 2013 - 6:50am

CSL raises the ante on 4G network services

CSL said the expansion was made possible by more than HK$1 billion it had invested on network development and innovation since last year. It now provides 20 megahertz of 4G spectrum in the 2.6-gigahertz frequency band, up from 15MHz previously.

23 May 2013 - 4:27am

4G seen to widen Asian SMEs' reach

The launch of high-speed 4G services will help remove limits on internet use in Asia and give smaller businesses greater outreach to customers, according to industry experts.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am

Operators call for review of 3G spectrum plan

The Hong Kong government has failed to appraise fully the negative impact that its plan to reassign 3G spectrum in use and impose a significant increase in license fees would have on mobile services, say local network firms.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:43am

Hong Kong may become new showcase for China Mobile

China Mobile's plan to acquire chunks of existing 3G mobile spectrum in Hong Kong may be part of a bigger goal to make the city a new showcase for the world's largest wireless network operator, according to an industry expert.

6 Apr 2013 - 4:53am

Network suppliers, operators warn of mobile disruption

Two of the world's largest telecommunications equipment suppliers have joined local mobile operators in raising the spectre of acute services disruption in Hong Kong if the government seizes and auctions off chunks of 3G spectrum currently in use.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:01am

Talking points

The academic behind plans for an Occupy Central pro-democracy campaign in summer fleshes out his proposal. Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, an associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, floated the idea of rallying 10,000 campaigners to press the central government to keep its pledge to introduce universal suffrage for the 2017 chief executive election. 

27 Mar 2013 - 3:09am

China Telecom's net profit falls 9.5pc despite 15.5pc rise in revenue

China Telecom, the world's biggest fixed-line network operator and the nation's third-largest mobile-phone carrier, reported a 9.5 per cent decline in net profit last year due to increased marketing costs to promote the iPhone.

21 Mar 2013 - 5:14am