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Analyst Report Indicates Weak iPhone 8 Demand

Rosenblatt’s Zhang says demand lower than for 6, 7 models Apple Inc. shares fell the most in more than a month after an analyst said demand for the iPhone 8 is “substantially lower” than for earlier models of the world’s best-selling smartphone. The stock fell as much as 3.1 percent, the most since Aug. 10. It was down 1.9 percent to $155.65 at…

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China’s major telcos stop charging domestic roaming fees

China’s three operators – China Mobile, China Telecommunications and China Unicom – dropped their domestic roaming charges some six months after the move was officially announced China’s three major telecommunications firms stopped charging for domestic roaming on Friday (Sept 1), a month earlier than planned, Chinese media reported. The three operators – China Mobile, China Telecommunications and China Unicom –…

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Alibaba to expand in telecom sector

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is gearing up for expansion in the telecom sector, as it aims to meet the communication demand of millions of small and medium-sized enterprises across China. The Hangzhou-based company, which has emerged as one of China’s two biggest corporations by tapping into the online shopping boom, is stepping up its investment in the…

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Roaming charges will be history by September 1

China’s three major telecom operators, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, will remove roaming fees for mobile phone users from September 1, a month ahead of the deadline set by the State Council, it was reported on Thursday. On Thursday, China Telecom announced the move which also includes removing long-distance call charges, China National Radio reported. That’s expected to…

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China to launch unhackable messaging service with quantum encryption

Lately, China has been particularly interested in the quantum encryption sector and is now preparing a government messaging service that can not be hacked. While existing cables used for the internet and telephones can be “attached”, quantum networks let the messages travel on light particles that, when they are “approached” by third parties, would distort, causing loss of communication. The…

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All-network smartphones change mobile tech game

Two of China’s major telecom carriers, which trail the market leader, have joined forces to step up efforts to introduce phones that can access all networks. China United Network Communications Group Corp, better known as China Unicom, and China Telecommunications Corp have intensified the campaign for smartphones that can support six different communication technologies (to wit: GSM, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, TD-LTE and FDD-LTE). In the…

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Alibaba in Talks to Buy ZTE’s Software Arm for Cloud Unit

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is closing in on a deal to acquire Chinese telecommunications gear maker ZTE Corp.’s software subsidiary, an acquisition that could help strengthen its global internet computing business, people familiar with the deal said, Bloomberg reports. China’s leading e-commerce operator has been in negotiations to buy ZTEsoft Technology Co. for months and is nearing an agreement, according to one of the people,…

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New Study from GSMA and CAICT Forecasts That China Will Be the World’s Largest 5G Market by 2025

Chinese operators are on track to launch commercial 5G networks by 2020 and are expected to establish China as the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence and the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The new study ‘5G in China: Outlook and Regional Comparisons’, which was published today at GSMA…

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China set to build the planet’s largest 5G mobile network with US$180b invest by 2023

Total spending on 5G infrastructure by China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom is forecast to reach up to US$180 billion over a seven-year period, dwarfing their estimated US$117 billion investment in 4G from 2013 to 2020 which represent about a 48 per cent increase in total capital expenditure of the operators, said Jefferies equity analyst Edison Lee. READ MORE: Pre-standards 5G network investments to account for $250…

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Chinese vendors grab More Than Half of India smartphone market in Q1

According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 27 million smartphones were shipped in India in CY Q1 2017 with a healthy 14.8 percent growth over the same period last year. But unlike last year, shipments grew sequentially in the first quarter of 2017 by 4.7 percent recovering from demonetization impact in Q4 2016. China-based vendors continue to…

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