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SmarTone to heat up 4G market with new network

SmarTone Telecommunications expects to intensify competition in the city's nascent 4G mobile market with the launch of its new high-speed wireless network next month.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

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

Sales of smartphones to drive ZTE profits

ZTE, the world's fifth-largest supplier of telecommunications equipment, says it aims to ratchet up its sales of smartphones to boost profitability.

Earlier this week, the Shenzhen-based company rolled out its first single-chip LTE smartphone, the Grand X LTE (T82).

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

High-speed web network 'may achieve global reach'

The fourth generation of high-speed internet, based on China's third-generation system, has a real chance of becoming the world's leading network, a top industry professional says.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE

While the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE looks pretty much like its predecessors, the last three letters - LTE - makes it a whole new animal altogether.

LTE, which stands for Long Term Evolution and refers to the next generation in mobile technology - 4G, is a real game changer.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

ZTE to launch high-speed 4G router with Softbank

ZTE, the world's fifth-largest supplier of telecommunications equipment, plans to step up its release of 4G smartphones and other devices this year to meet surging demand from operators of a new generation of high-speed mobile networks worldwide.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

CSL goes global with 4G service

The two leading wireless network operators in Hong Kong and South Korea are set to introduce next month the world's first 4G international mobile roaming service between the two markets.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hutchison targets major 4G network expansion

Li Ka-shing's telecommunications flagship says it plans to expand its high-speed 4G mobile network in Hong Kong next year when more advanced smartphones become available in the market.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mobile revolution for China Telecom

China Telecom, the world's largest fixed-line network operator, expects its mobile data revenue to outstrip income from voice traffic this year as more subscribers adopt Apple's iPhone and other 3G smartphones.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Huawei, Intel to work on mainland 4G technology

Huawei Technologies, the world's second-largest supplier of telecommunications equipment, and semiconductor giant Intel have joined forces to speed up adoption of 4G mobile networks using a mainland-backed standard.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Big 3 geared for massive spending on 4G network

Wireless infrastructure spending by the mainland's three telecommunications network operators will top the US$11-billion mark in three years, driven by new 4G mobile investments.

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless network operator by number of subscribers, is expected to lead that record capital outlay, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.

23 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

Fastest ever roll-out for the new iPad

Unfazed by the legal dispute over the iPad trademark, Apple will release the third generation of its popular media tablet in Hong Kong and nine other markets next week.

Macau is among the next batch of 25 markets slated to receive the updated iPad by the end of this month, in what Apple management described yesterday as the company's fastest new product roll-out.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

SmarTone targets 4G launch this year

SmarTone Telecommunications expects to launch its 4G mobile network this year to boost subscriber capacity to be on par with larger rivals in the market.

22 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