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China Mobile profits from strong subscriber growth

The World’s Biggest Carrier by Subscribers, China Mobile, notched up a 30 per cent increase in annual profit for 2008, as it continued to expand its subscriber base by picking up new customers in rural areas.

Moto scoops $431m in Chinese deals

Welcome news for troubled US vendor Motorola this week as it announced Chinese network contracts worth $431m. Moto said it has signed multiple contracts with leading mobile carrier China Mobile, for the expansion and upgrade of its existing GSM network. Under the deal, Motorola will supply kit and services across 16 provinces and municipalities. The […]

iPhone unlikely to reach China; MacWorld speculation

China Mobile and Apple are understood to have called off discussions over a potential launch of the iPhone in China. The pair are known to have been in discussions over a potential launch of the device since November, although no reason was given for the termination of the talks. Some believe that China Mobile, the […]

Voda seeking to increase Chinese presence

Vodafone, “the world’s largest mobile operator by revenue”, has plans to use the government led restructuring of the telecoms market to increase its presence in the country. The Chinese government is planning to shake up the local telecoms market as part of the roll out of 3G in country. And Vodafone intends to use its […]

China Mobile opens bids for 3G network

China’s leading mobile company is preparing to spend around $3bn (£1.53bn) on building the country’s first 3G network before Beijing has issued licences for the technology. China Mobile Communications on Monday invited bids for contracts to build the TD-SCDMA network from equipment manufacturers. The network will span eight major cities and commercial trials of the […]

China Mobile calls for unofficial 3G bids

China’s largest mobile operator, China Mobile, is reported to have asked equipment vendors to submit informal bids for TD-SCDMA kit. China Mobile, which runs a GSM network, is currently running a large scale trial of the homegrown 3G platform and is likely to get a TD-SCDMA licence when the country allocates spectrum. Apparently, the Chinese […]

China begins 3G commercialisation

Leading Chinese operator, China Mobile, is understood to be in the process of building out a commercial TD-SCDMA 3G network in five major Chinese cities as a prelude to a nationwide roll out, according to Telecoms.com’s sister publication, Global Mobile. The operator is expected to begin offering commercial GSM-TD-SCDMA services via dual mode handsets in […]

China begins 3G commercialisation

Leading Chinese operator China Mobile is now understood to be in the process of building out a commercial TD-SCDMA 3G network in five major Chinese cities as a prelude to a nationwide roll out. The operator is expected to begin offering commercial GSM-TD-SCDMA services via dual mode handsets in the second half of the year. […]

Murdoch’s News Corp. inks Chinese music deal

The media behemoth News Corp. on Sunday announced a deal with the world’s biggest mobile phone operator, China Mobile, to provide a wireless music service. The proposed service will provide China Mobile customers with a wireless download service for exchanging user-created tunes. The Asian broadcasting firms Channel [V] and Star TV – both operated by […]

3GSM Asia: Asian ops plan IM rollout

The GSM Association’s personal Instant Messaging (IM) campaign has scored further success in Asia, with mobile operators in Malaysia and Singapore planning the development and launch of interoperable IM services. Launched at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona last February, the initiative aims to make instant messaging on mobile networks as ubiquitous and popular as […]

Nokia nabs Eur 2bn deal with China

The world’s leading mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, on Tuesday signed agreements with its customers China Mobile and PTAC in a deal worth more than Eur 2bn for the full year 2006. In what is a major coup for the Finnish market leader, the group employed pomp and ceremony to celebrate the deal Which was attended […]

China Mobile records strong first half

China’s leading mobile operator, China Mobile, announced Wednesday a 25.5 per cent increase in net profit for the first half of 2006 to reach RMB30bn (£1.9bn). Operating revenue for the six month period also increased 19.6 per cent year on year from RMB114bn to RMB137bn on the back of strong subscriber growth. China Mobile’s GSM […]

Ericsson scores big ticket deals in China

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson said Monday it has won over $550m (£291m) worth of GSM contracts with leading Chinese cellco, China Mobile. The contracts, which cover expansion projects in 17 regions, have been agreed throughout the first half of the year and deliveries are already underway. Under the contracts, Ericsson will provide China Mobile with […]

China Mobile expands Huawei contract

The rapidly expanding Huawei has won a contract with China Mobile to expand its GSM contract to provide mobile softswitch with a 30 million subscriber-capacity and more than 30 thousand TRXs in the second half of this year. In a statement, China Mobile said it selected Huawei over numerous competitors because of “its strength in […]

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