Datang buys stake in SMIC for HK$1.3b

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp has agreed to sell a 16.6 per cent stake to Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings for HK$1.33 billion.

Tuesday, 11 November, 2008, 12:00am

China 3G mobile soft launch runs into snags

Video calling only draw as service lacks content

The mainland's homegrown TD-SCDMA third-generation (3G) mobile service hit the streets last week but faces many of the same technical and service-related teething problems that beset Hong Kong operators four years ago.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing stepping up telecoms reform

China is accelerating its telecommunications industry reform to enable operators to run both fixed-line and mobile services in the near future, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Industry and Information.

China Mobile this month started a commercial trial of its homegrown TD-SCDMA 3G mobile service in eight cities.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Consumer complaints mar China Mobile 3G trial start

As China Mobile Communications launched the commercial trial of its homegrown 3G mobile service yesterday, there were complaints from consumers about the lack of variety in the handsets and the poor network quality.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Homegrown TD-SCDMA standard finishes network trials

Beijing has completed the testing of the TD-SCDMA standard on the mobile phone network, edging closer to the commercial launch of the homegrown technology, industry insiders said.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Datang Telecom signals return to profit and eases delisting worries

Datang Telecom and Technology, a Shanghai-listed equipment vendor, said it would rebound to a profit for last year after two consecutive years of losses, easing concerns that the company will be forced to delist.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing has much at stake on 3G plan

The mainland will soon turn the switch on the trial of a high-speed 3G mobile service in 10 major cities using the home-grown TD-SCDMA technology.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Smooth progress on TD-SCDMA work cited

ZTE, the nation's leading telecommunications equipment vendor, said the construction of TD-SCDMA trial networks in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai should be completed by January and heading for the final optimisation by China Mobile Communications, ZTE's senior executive told the South China Morning Post.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Telecoms chief sticks to homegrown standard

The mainland's telecommunications regulator has reiterated its support for the homegrown TD-SCDMA technology for the third-generation mobile-phone service after an international industry group picked a US-developed technology as one of the four international standards last week.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

China Comservice records 25pc surge in core earnings

Cost controls helped boost by 25 per cent the first-half core profit of China Communications Services Corp, a mainland telecommunications engineering service provider.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Rural users to push China Mobile income up 20pc

China Mobile, the nation's largest mobile operator, is expected to deliver 20 per cent growth in first-half net profit on Thursday even after cutting tariffs in the period, thanks to strong customer growth in rural areas, analysts said.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Datang hits Qualcomm on 3G technology claim

Datang Mobile Communications Equipment, a mainland third-generation mobile technology developer, insisted that it owns the core intellectual property right to the home-grown TD-SCDMA technology, refuting a similar claim by United States-based Qualcomm.

12 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Qualcomm keeps eye on mainland 3G

Qualcomm, a wireless technology developer from the United States, is waiting for the mainland to launch its home-grown standard for third generation (3G) phones commercially before entering discussions on royalty fees.

Qualcomm holds the patent for the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) wireless technology on which the mainland's TD-SCDMA standard is based.

9 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Spreadtrum climbs as investors count on mainland 3G launch

Mainland chipmaker Spreadtrum finished its first few trading days on the Nasdaq with flying colours, as it is seen as a bet on the country's third-generation telephone network. But its gains could erode if Beijing delays rolling out 3G.

3 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Datang Telecom gets 30b yuan loan

Datang Telecommunication Technology Group has secured a 30 billion yuan loan from policy lender China Development Bank to fund its research on the mainland's homegrown third-generation mobile technology, sources said.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am