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China Mobile makes call for TD-SCDMA iPhone

At the World Expo in Shanghai Monday, Bill Huang general manager of the China Mobile Research Institute, issued a request to Apple to create a TD-SCDMA version of its iPhone so that the world’s largest mobile carrier could offer the game-changing device to its customer base of more than half a billion subscribers.

Ericsson wins big in China

Swedish equipment firm Ericsson said Monday that it has scored two frame agreements with China’s leading wireless operators, China Mobile and China Unicom, valued at $1.8bn.

Dell Android-based device launches in China

Electronics manufacturer Dell will make its official foray into the mobile handset space this month with the launch of its Android-based Mini 3i device, developed in conjunction with China Mobile.

NSN, China Mobile test TD-LTE femtocells

As LTE continues to gather industry momentum, vendors and operators are turning their attention to the problem of indoor coverage, which has dogged 3G deployments worldwide.

Symbian pushes into Chinese mobile market

The Symbian Foundation on Wednesday moved to boost the platform’s market share by exploiting the potential of one of the world’s fastest growing mobile markets. Under a deal with China Mobile, the world’s largest operator in terms of subscribers, the Foundation will collaborate on a series of mobile initiatives in China, including a focus on the locally developed 3G standard, TD-SCDMA.

HTC and China Mobile sign TD-SCDMA handset deal

Taiwanese handset vendor HTC has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator by subscriber numbers, that will see the two firms collaborate on the development of smartphones for China’s home-grown TD-SCDMA cellular standard.

Verizon joins web technology lab

US carrier Verizon Wireless has joined forces with mobile giants Vodafone and China Mobile, and Japanese operator Softbank ) to promote the development of new mobile internet technologies, applications and services.

Executive interview series: LTE

In our exclusive series of interviews some of the top CTOs in the industry discuss the technical benefits of LTE, its flexibility in terms of available spectrum and which spectrum they need to make a success of the technology.

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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. […]

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