iPhone Gets Slow Start at China Sales Launch

After much anticipation, the launch of the official iPhone in China wasn’t met with the overwhelming demand that has greeted the launch elsewhere, partly because the handset is being sold without key features, like wifi...

Apple’s Stealth China Mobile Plan?

BusinessWeek has more on the iPhone’s long-awaited entry into the China market after Apple announced a deal with China Unicom: Despite ongoing talk about possible tie-up with the mother of all cellular carriers, China...

China 3G Licenses May Spark $41 Billion of Investment

From Bloomberg: China issued licenses for high-speed mobile-phone services today, clearing the way for as much as $41 billion of spending on so-called third-generation networks as the government seeks to bolster the slowing...

China Plans to Issue 3G Licenses as Early as Year-End

From Bloomberg: China said it will issue high-speed mobile-phone licenses as early as this month, which will trigger at least 200 billion yuan ($29 billion) of spending in 2009 as operators upgrade networks to offer faster...

TD Mobile Phone Standard Refuses to Die

China’s TD-SCDMA standard for 3G mobile devices is receiving increased support from the central government. From Ming Shuliang in Caijing Magazine: Supporters of China’s homegrown, third generation (3G) mobile devices...

3G Licenses to Follow Restructure

From China Daily: The long-awaited 3G (third generation) licenses will be issued as soon as the current telecom restructuring is complete, the government said on Saturday. In a joint statement issued during the weekend, the...

China to Launch Trial of 3G Phones

From AP: China’s main mobile phone company said Friday it will launch trial service of the homegrown Chinese next-generation standard next week, possibly moving the huge market closer to the long-anticipated rollout of new...

Grand Plan for 4G R&D

From Caijing Magazine : Led by the state council, China is initiating a large-scale research plan for a 4G standard, successful development of which could shape the 4G landscape of China and beyond, as reported in Caijing...

China’s 3G Fever – Vivian Kwok

From Forbes: If there was ever a question that 3G is a hot item in China these days, that was answered by the performance of the latest IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China Communications


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