A website that appears to represent China Mobile’s high-profile upcoming application store – Mobile Market – became accessible today, reported IDG News Service, giving a potential preview of the type of free and paid-for downloads the world’s largest operator could offer its 490 million customers.
Reuters reports that the President of China’s biggest commercial bank, ICBC, said on Saturday he had not heard of proposals for China Mobile to buy into the bank.
Chinese vendors are reportedly the big winners in China Mobile’s third-round 3G network expansion tender worth CNY8.6 billion (US$1.26 billion). According to Reuters, ZTE has won 34 percent of the deal for the latest supply of TD-SCDMA kit, whilst Huawei grabbed 22 percent and Datang won 21 percent.
Alcatel-Lucent has confirmed that a consortium involving its Chinese arm, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, and local partner Datang Mobile has been selected by China Mobile for deployment of the mobile operator’s third-phase TD-SCDMA 3G mobile network rollout across 11 provinces.