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China’s MIIT will permit foreign firms to offer services in Shanghai

China relaxes constraints on foreign communications services

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will permit foreign firms to offer services in Shanghai and allow them to take full ownership of their businesses in the country, according to state agency Xinhua.

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Chinese operators invest in cloud computing parks

Chinese operators China Mobile and China Unicom have both begun constructing their own cloud computing parks in the country’s Guizhou Province, according to state news agency Xinhua.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued 4G licences to China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom

China issues 4G licences, service to start this year

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued 4G licences to the country’s three mobile network operators China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, according to state news agency Xinhua.

The Chinese government is conducting an investigation of chipmaker Qualcomm relating to a possible breach of the country’s anti-monopoly law

Qualcomm faces China probe

The Chinese government is conducting an investigation of chipmaker Qualcomm relating to a possible breach of the country’s anti-monopoly law.

Researchers at Stanford University are working on a project that aims to improve the way users access wifi networks in their homes and enterprises

NSN, China Mobile cooperate on 5G broadband tech

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has teamed up with China Mobile’s Research Institute (CMRI) to further their cooperation on research and standardisation of LTE and 5G mobile broadband technologies.

Android and iOS platforms are most commonly used to generate mobile traffic worldwide

Apple calls for counterfeit and third party charger trade-in

Apple is asking its customers to hand in their counterfeit and third party device chargers in return for an official one for the price of $10, or the equivalent in local currency. The replacement USB power adapters will be available in retail stores starting August 16.

China’s MIIT will permit foreign firms to offer services in Shanghai

China to issue 4G licences this year

China will speed up work to issue spectrum licenses for 4G mobile networks this year and accelerate development of broadband internet access, according to Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China.

Nokia Siemens Networks says it has broken another record for TD-LTE peak upload throughput

NSN claims record upload TD-LTE speeds

Infrastructure vendor NSN claims to have set a record by achieving 56 Mbps peak upload throughput in a TD-LTE network using its commercial 4G base station with multiple antenna technology and a single 20 MHz carrier.

KDDI is investing $270m

NEC builds cloud presence in China

Japanese equipment vendor NEC this week signed a memorandum of understanding with Chongqing City, one of China’s four national central cities, with a view to forming a strategic partnership in the smart city and cloud service areas.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued 4G licences to China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom

China Unicom grows data usage with low-cost devices

Chinese operator China Unicom has announced a 92 per cent year on year increase in mobile data usage, attributing the growth in part to the availability of low-cost smarpthones. In an earnings release posted late last week, Unicom referenced an improvement in its smartphone “quality to price ratio”.

Apple is under fire for blocking LTE access

Apple launches instalment scheme in China

In a bid to compete with its smartphone rivals in the largest mobile market in the world, Apple has started offering instalment plans for its products in China, the first OEM in the country to do so when selling its own products directly. According to reports, the company has taken this step because it has been struggling to shift its products, which are typically more expensive than those of its competitors. Regardless of the near-term competitive environment Apple faces in China the instalment plans are a bold and innovative way for Apple to make the iPhone more attractive to consumers who are used to buying smartphones from local rivals such as ZTE for much less.

China mandates FTTH for newly-built properties

The Chinese government is to make fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity mandatory in the construction of new residences. The country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will introduce the legislation from April 1, 2013 according to local reports.

Telekom Austria has launched a smart metering platform designed as a software as a service (SaaS) solution

China’s smart grids a big opportunity for PON tech

Smart grids based on passive optical networking (PON) technologies are set to provide a $1.5-2bn opportunity for fibre and FTTx component and infrastructure vendors targeting China, according to statistics released Wednesday.

China is by far Google's largest market for Android devices, according to Informa

China crucial to Android

Almost two-thirds of the handsets sold in China in 2012 run on the Android OS and China is Google’s largest market for Android devices, according to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media. A third of Android handsets sold in 2012 were sold in China, figures from the research firm show.

Kapsch has acquired the railway connectivity business of Japan's NEC

China Mobile brings TD-LTE to high-speed trains

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier, has created the fastest TD-LTE network in the world – by deploying the network along a high-speed train line. According to the China Daily website, China Mobile has connected up a 60-kilometre stretch of the Jiaxing section of the Shanghai to Hangzhou high-speed railway to TD-LTE using 18 base stations, and is capable of delivering 15Mb/s at speeds of 300 kilometres per hour.

China is aiming for 250mn broadband users by 2015

China to speed up broadband rollouts

China’s Ministry of Industry and IT (MIIT) plans to accelerate the development of broadband access in the country in order to bolster its economic and social development, according to a statement on the ministry’s website.

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