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...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 27, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is closing in on a deal to finally sell the iPhone in China: The release of the iPhone in China could turbocharge overseas growth for what is already Apple’s fastest-growing...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 7, 2009
CNReviews looks at the challenges confronting Apple as the company prepares the introduce the iPhone to the China market: Apple’s modern design and well-guarded brand image has certainly made an impression on the Chinese...
by Liu Yong | Jan 7, 2009
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...
by Liu Yong | Dec 12, 2008
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...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 10, 2008
The Times looks at the role on mobile technologies in helping survivors of the Wenchuan earthquake: The mobile phone came of age in China last month when a devastating earthquake ripped through Sichuan province. Its vital role...
by Liu Yong | Dec 28, 2007
From The Financial Times: The shares of Chinese telecoms companies listed in Hong Kong surged yesterday on what the industry’s regulator and a government researcher called speculative reports about the long-awaited introduction of 3G mobile services . While Beijing blamed journalists for misreading its telecoms policy signals, the share moves were a sharp reminder of […]
by Mo Ming | Jan 9, 2007
From Financial Times: When many of the biggest names in global telephony gathered in Hong Kong last month for the annual meeting of the UN’s International Telecommunication Union, Chinese regulators had the perfect stage from which to lay out their vision for third generation wireless services. But the ministers attending the first ITU Telecom World […]
by Mo Ming | Dec 26, 2006
From xinhua via People’s Daily Online: China’s homegrown technology for the third generation mobile communication (3G) has moved a step closer after passing a series of tests organized by the Ministry of Information Industry (MII). An MII report said the base stations and handsets based on TD-SCDMA are all qualified after three years of tests. […]
by Mo Ming | Dec 16, 2006
From xinhua via People’s Daily: As China is expected to launch the third generation mobile communication (3G) soon, its 3G-related stocks have kept rising in recent days. Experts warned that investors should be cautious and get clear who are the real winners of China’s 3G industry. At the ITU (International Telecom Union) Telecom World 2006 […]
by Mo Ming | Dec 9, 2006
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 Services nearly doubled its offer price on the first day of trading Friday. Underwriters chose an optimal moment for […]
by Mo Ming | Dec 5, 2006
From Financial Times: Zuo Xunsheng, China Netcom chief, on Tuesday said he expected China to issue third-generation mobile licences as early as the first quarter of 2007. He reiterated that Netcom would definitely receive a 3G licence to expand into mobile telephony. “We will get a licence, perhaps next year’s first quarter,” said Mr Zuo. […]
by Mo Ming | Dec 4, 2006
From Financial Times: China’s home-grown “third generation” mobile telephone technology is finally ready for large-scale commercial use, according to ZTE, the country’s second largest telecoms equipment manufacturer. Yin Yimin, ZTE president, told the Financial Times that equipment based on the Beijing-backed standard for 3G telecoms services could now operate comparably with that of the rival […]
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