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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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Chinese companies service outsourcing contracts record high

Despite anemic global trade and investment growth momentum last year, combined contracts of China’s service outsourcing industry surpassed 1 trillion yuan ($145 billion) for the first time. Chinese businesses inked service outsourcing contracts worth 1.02 trillion yuan in 2016, up 20.1 percent from 2015, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Wednesday. Deals were supported by technology-intensive sectors such as…

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Chinese smartphones grow more popular in Russia

Smartphones made in China took a larger share of the Russian market in January than a year ago, local retailers said recently. In January 2017, five Chinese brands — Lenovo, Huawei, Meizu, Xiaomi and ZTE — collectively accounted for 24 percent of the Russian market in sales and 19 percent in revenue, increased from 19 percent and 13 percent respectively…

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China’s M&A market for TMT to grow

CHINA’S technology, media and telecommunications overseas merger and acquisition market is set to grow steadily in 2017, said a Deloitte report. China’s M&A deals in technology, media and telecommunications overseas grew by a compound annual growth rate of 27 percent from 2012 to 2016, far exceeding North America, Europe and other regions, according to Deloitte’s “China TMT Industry Overseas M&A…

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China’s telecom firms to end roaming fees, offer corporate pricing incentives in network push

China’s three state-owned telecommunications companies plan to eliminate domestic roaming fees and offer pricing incentives to small and mid-sized enterprises, to encourage corporate customers to adopt network technology such as cloud computing. China Telecommunications Corp, China Mobile Communications Corp [CHNMC.UL] and China United Network Communications Group Ltd [CHNUT.UL] will end inter-province roaming fees by October, the chairmen of the three…

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