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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Prize for cosy ties goes to US tech giants

In October, a US House of Representatives' committee in charge of intelligence issued a scathing report that warned American companies and government departments against doing business with China's two leading telecom companies, Huawei and ZTE, because of their alleged close ties to the central government and the military.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 4:23am 2 comments

EU trade chief alleges subsidies to Huawei, ZTE

The European Union's top trade official has raised the rhetoric in a brewing telecoms trade row with China, citing Huawei and ZTE for violating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines, but stopped short of a formal investigation.

19 May 2013 - 6:12am

Euro rivals reject EC's threat of Chinese tariffs

Two of Europe's biggest telecommunications equipment makers, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens, have urged the European Commission to back off from threatening tariffs on their Chinese rivals in a row over alleged illegal government subsidies.

17 May 2013 - 3:06am 2 comments

Monopoly to go in bid to boost Myanmar's telecommunications

Myanmar, where telephones are in the hands of just 7 per cent of the population, will end the monopoly of its state-owned telecommunications company in June, offering two licences to outsiders.

8 Apr 2013 - 4:04am

China Mobile raises capital spending 49pc

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator, is facing intense competition from other traditional telecommunications operators, as well as from internet firms that provide voice calls and short messaging services.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:35am

PCCW, HK Telecom file lawsuit against government's 'unreasonable' fees

Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) and PCCW-HKT Telephone have mounted a legal challenge to the government's licence fees, saying reductions which take effect today do not go far enough.

1 Mar 2013 - 3:59am

Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent take wireless battle to service level

Carriers coping with the explosion of data traffic and slowing consumer spending have turned to equipment vendors to reduce costs and improve network quality. That has boosted demand for services contracts, at a time when sluggish equipment spending has weighed on sales at infrastructure makers.

28 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

ZTE aims to sharpen focus on US enterprise market

Shenzhen-based ZTE, the world's fifth-largest supplier of telecommunications equipment, expects to accomplish that expansion over the next few years after initially growing its new business segment across the Asia-Pacific region, South America and Africa.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:30am

Mainland 4G mobile network trial to expand this year, says MIIT

Telecommunications giant China Mobile could firm up its standing as the world's largest 4G network operator, as the central government pushes for an expanded trial this year of the high-speed wireless system.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:58am

HKBN fires up city Wi-fi hot spot spree

Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) plans to spend HK$200 million to expand its Wi-fi coverage across the city to 15,000 hot spots over the next 18 months.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am