Telecoms news from China
Huawei has announced that it recently successfully completed the world's first Flash CSFB to GSM field test on a live LTE TDD network, operated by China Mobile. ...more.
BSS/OSS software and services supplier, AsiaInfo-Linkage has announced that it is recommended a deal that will see it taken private again by its co-founder, and a consortium of private equity investors lead by CITIC Capital Holdings. ...more.
Nokia Siemens Networks has inaugurated a Global Delivery Center (GDC) hub in Zhengzhou, province of Henan. ...more.
China Mobile says that it is beefing up its internal auditing processes in the wake of an investigation by the government's National Audit Office. ...more.
Ericsson is confident that it will take a sizable chunk of China Mobile's forthcoming 4G network infrastructure tender. ...more.
Chinese users are more likely to download a higher volume of apps, with 36% of Smartphone users there expected to download over 20 apps in the next month, compared to just 16% in the USA. ...more.
Amazon has beaten Google in allowing paid downloads of mobile apps in China. Currently, Google only offerd free app downloads. ...more.
In the latest round of GSM network construction, China Mobile's Guangxi Branch and Ericsson have deployed the world's first City Site, a radio site solution, which has been put into commercial use on a trial basis. ...more.
Huawei's founder, Ren Zhengfei has ruled out a dynastic succession for the company when he eventually retires from his post as President. ...more.
Survey findings released today from a study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of SAP highlight that almost 30 percent of IT decision makers (ITDMs) agree that smart cities would be the most beneficial outcome of deployment of M2M technologies. ...more.
China Mobile is aiming to launch its LTE based 4G network around August, subject to receiving permission from the regulator. ...more.
China's Huawei has no plans for a stock-market listing in the near future, the company's rotating CEO, Eric Xu has said. ...more.
China Mobile has posted the smallest rise in quarterly profits in the past three quarters as higher costs ate into the gains from an increased subscriber base. ...more.
China Mobile has cancelled plans to buy a minority stake in the Taiwan based mobile network, Far EasTone after the Taiwanese government refused to lift ownership restrictions. ...more.
Japan's total mobile infrastructure (2G, 3G, 4G) market surged 78% in 2012, to $3.9 billion, owing to a strong LTE push fueled by the three mobile networks, ...more.
Flextronics says that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of manufacturing operations in Tianjin, China, and has assumed the management and operation of the Jaguariuna, Brazil facility from Motorola Mobility. ...more.
Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the Aa3 issuer rating for China Mobile Limited and at the same time has changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive. ...more.
Chinese OTT messaging provider, Tencent has announced that it is working to improve the performance of its app when used over GPRS networks. ...more.
The Chinese smartphone market volume reached around 180 million units in 2012, and is estimated to hit approximately 280 million units in 2013. ...more.
The ratings downgrade follows the same action on the China government's sovereign rating. ...more.