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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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Growth of Telecommunications Terminal Equipment has Slowed Down in China

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “A-Share Listed Telecommunications Equipment Companies – Profiles and Financial Data” report to their offering. Telecommunications equipment is an important infrastructure of the information telecommunications industry. As one of the fastest growing industries in the recent decade in China, the industry is going through transformations in product structure, manufacturing mode and industry…

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Android OS reaches 87% of China smartphone sales

The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal that in the first quarter of 2017, and despite an Apple earnings report that did not meet Wall Street’s expectations for iPhone sales, the company continued to make year-on-year share gains across most markets except urban China. The report further indicates that the greatest increase for iOS came in Great…

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China Mobile : 500 Million LTE Subs – A Unique Milestone

Since the first rollout of LTE networks at the end of last decade, the global LTE subscriptions or connections over the last seven years has swelled to almost 1.8 Billion level but still contributing to just one-fourth of the world’s total population. Markets such as North America, Japan, Korea and China are already seeing LTE connections penetration from 60%-90% level….

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China’s LTE Capex Drops 16 Percent in 2016

China, the world’s largest mobile subscriber base, had a total of 1.3 billion subscribers in 2016, 64 percent of them on China Mobile’s GSM/TD-SCDMA/LTE network. Fifty-eight percent of China’s mobile subscribers are now on LTE, up from 32 percent in 2015. In 2016, a network sharing deal between China Unicom and China Telecom drove LTE capex down 16 percent year-over-year….

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China Telecom Global Brings its Global MVNO, CTExcel, to Hong Kong

Businesses and individuals can enjoy a range of mobile services across Mainland China, Macau and Hong Kong, all on one mobile plan and one SIM Card China Telecom Global (CTG) today announced that Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has licensed the company to offer Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services in Hong Kong. CTG has expanded its mobile network…

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