Chang Xiaobing, the chairman of China Telecom Corp.—the country’s third largest mobile...
by Sophie Beach | May 30, 2008
China is restructuring its telecommunications industry by merging the six major players and creating three companies to provide both telephone and Internet access throughout the country. From Bloomberg: Under the plan, the...
by Kate Zhao | Apr 21, 2008
From AP via Examiner.com: China Mobile Ltd., the country’s biggest mobile phone carrier, said Monday its first-quarter profits surged while China Telecom Ltd., the country’s main fixed-line carrier, reported...
by Sophie Beach | May 28, 2007
Danwei writes about a man in Shanghai who is suing China Telecom for blocking access to his website which is hosted in the US: His is writing about the case on his blog (mostly in Chinese, but his English explanation is here). The case is being heard in Shanghai on Tuesday May 29, 2007. The […]
by Mo Ming | Feb 28, 2007
From Financial Times: China’s two fixed-line telephone operators have sealed a deal intended to limit competition and leave each in control of its core markets, according to a company official and local media. The deal between the parent companies of China Telecom and China Netcom highlights contradictions of interest inherent in the country’s state-controlled but […]
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 Sophie Beach | Sep 9, 2005
From the Financial Times: A local arm of China Telecom, the country’s biggest fixed-line telecommunications operator, has moved to block access to a computer-to-telephone call service offered internationally by Skype, the European internet telephony company. Skype does not offer the fee-paying “SkypeOut” service to mainland Chinese users of its software and the action against it […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 4, 2005
From the Financial Times: China TelecomChina Telecom, the country’s biggest fixed-line operator, has announced it wants to team up with a smaller rival to buy a national wireless network run by the second biggest mobile phone operator, China Unicom. The announcement by Wang Xiaochu, China Telecom’s new chairman, marked a dramatic intervention into debate about […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 4, 2005
From Reuters.com: China’s two fixed-line phone companies are moving ahead with plans to offer pay TV on their broadband networks, hoping to overcome tough restrictions on programming and squeeze more profits out of their infrastructure. China Telecom Corp., the larger of China’s two carriers, is operating a trial service in the relatively prosperous cities of […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods