China Mobile announces plans for acquisitions

China’s leading carrier, China Mobile, is looking to expand its business through acquisitions the company has revealed. Company chairman Xi Guohua said during the operator’s financial results announcement that it will “look for appropriate external investment opportunities in an active but cautious manner,” as well as looking to increase its presence in the market.

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.

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.

Nokia to launch Chinese TD-SCDMA devices in 2009

Finnish handset vendor Nokia said it plans to launch a handset based on China’s homegrown TD-SCDMA 3G standard before the end of 2009. The world’s biggest handset vendor said this week it has already started the development of a TD-SCDMA device based on the Symbian S60 OS. Despite its leading position in the handset market, […]

picoChip unveils TD-SCDMA femtocell

UK-based chip shop, picoChip, has unveiled it’s a femtocell reference design supporting China’s homegrown TD-SCDMA standard. The PC8808 TD-SCDMA femtocell reference design supports HSDPA and can integrate both Node B and protocol stack, integrating back into the core network using a number of different architectures including SIP, UMA or Iu, the company said. Yang Hua, […]