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Report: China Mobile releases 3rd-round TD-SCDMA bidding results

TeleGeography reports that China Mobile has announced the result of its third-round TD-SCDMA equipment tender with a total contract value of CNY8.6 billion (US$1.26 billion).

Report: China Mobile plans huge Shanghai 3G investment

China Mobile will invest CNY31 billion (US$4.59 billion) in Shanghai until 2011, mainly for the construction of its TD-SCDMA network and 3G preparation for the World Expo 2010, according to a Shanghai Daily report.

China Mobile awards Motorola US310M deal

Motorola has signed a one-year frame agreement with China Mobile worth US$310 million for the supply of GSM/GPRS/EDGE infrastructure.

China Unicom launches 3G network trials

China Unicom started trials of its 3G network yesterday, becoming the last of China’s three largest mobile operators to do so.

China Mobile aims for home listing in near term

Reuters reports that China Mobile said it would like to make a second listing in its home market as early as possible.

China Mobile awards 12 companies TD-SCDMA research grants

TeleGeography, citing a Xinhua report, notes that China Mobile will provide funding of CNY600 million (US$88 million) to 12 TD-SCDMA phone and chip manufacturers.

China Mobile “optimistic” on Taiwanese deal

China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou said this week he was “optimistic” that the operator’s bid to buy a minority stake in Taiwanese mobile firm Far EasTone would go ahead, despite the Taiwanese government’s continued reluctance to lift its ban on Chinese investment in its telecom sector.

Reports: China Mobile to launch HTC Android device

China Mobile will next month launch an Android-based handset from HTC, according to reports in the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal. Both reports state the device will be a customised version of HTC’s Magic handset, already offered by Vodafone.

Three Hong Kong operators qualify to bid for 1800MHz spectrum

TeleGeography notes that Hong Kong’s telecoms regulator OFTA has confirmed that the three qualified bidders for a new GSM 1800MHz frequency allocation are:

HP seeks Chinese operator netbook deals

Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest PC-maker by sales, is talking with China’s three mobile operators about offering netbooks, reports the Wall Street Journal.