SK Telecom sells out of China Unicom

South Korean carrier SK Telecom has sold its entire 3.8 per cent stake in China Unicom back to the Chinese firm after incurring a loss on the investment.

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.

China Unicom adds iPhone to portfolio

Chinese carrier China Unicom, which was recently blessed with the award of a WCDMA 3G licence, appears to be fleshing out its future portfolio of devices with a mouth watering array of gadgets.

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.

Vendors focus on TD-LTE for China

With equipment spending by Chinese mobile operators estimated to hit $41bn over the next two years, vendors are falling over themselves to accommodate the country’s nascent technology initiatives.

China to launch global satellite system

China is throwing its weight behind homegrown technologies once again, and is planning to have its own global satellite navigation system up and running by 2015. Not to be outdone by the similar aspirations of Europe’s Galileo system and Russia’s Glonass, China aims to have a constellation of about 30 satellites in the sky by […]

China edges yet closer to licensing 3G

The Chinese government could start issuing 3G mobile licences as early as this week according to local press reports. Years in the making, the government is ready to put into action a master plan that will pave the way for the long awaited introduction of third generation services. This latest development follows a shake up […]

ZTE unveils HSDPA TD-SCDMA handset

Chinese manufacturer ZTE took the wraps off what it claims is the world’s first HSDPA TD-SCDMA handset on Monday, the U990. This latest device is ZTE’s third unit based on China’s home grown 3G technology, with the earlier units identified as the U980 and U981. However, the U990 is the first to incorporate HSDPA, and […]

China’s telecom upheaval shakes investors

China’s major reorganisation of the telecoms market has sent shares in all the major operators tumbling, as investors panic about increased competition and marketing expenditure. Years in the making, the government this month put into action a master plan that will pave the way for the long awaited introduction of third generation services. Under the […]

China shakes up telecoms market

China has revealed plans to shake up the country’s telecoms sector, by reducing the number of state-owned operators to just three. Under the plan, China Mobile, the world’s biggest mobile operator in terms of subscribers, will merge with fixed line carrier China Tietong Telecommunications. China Telecom will take over the CDMA network of China Unicom, […]

China’s telecoms market opens up to foreign investment

The Chinese government has lifted geographic restrictions on foreign investment and increased the ceiling on asset ownership by overseas companies from 35 per cent to 49 per cent. The opening up of China’s domestic and international basic telecoms service this month, comes under its commitment to the World Trade Organisation, but also comes ahead of […]

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