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China Mobile eyes Telenor merger in Pakistan

China Mobile and Norway’s Telenor are reportedly in talks regarding a merger of their respective mobile networks in Pakistan.

Alcatel-Lucent confirms China Mobile 3G win

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.

China Mobile 3G user takeup remains slow

China Mobile – the world’s largest operator – appears to be continuing its struggle to sign up 3G subscribers to networks based on its domestically developed technology, TD-SCDMA.

China Unicom expands 3G network to 268 cities

China Unicom is to expand its trial WCDMA-based 3G network to a further 168 Chinese cities from tomorrow in a bid to catch up with rivals, China Mobile and China Telecom.

Huawei touts world first for China Mobile

Huawei today announced deployment of a packet-based mobile backhaul network supporting TD-SCDMA technology for China Mobile in Zhejiang, which it claims is the world’s first to comply with the IEEE 1588v2 standard allowing the operator to eventually upgrade the network to LTE technology.

China Mobile seeks datacard vendors for TD-LTE trial

China Mobile is inviting equipment makers to supply datacard products based on the TD-LTE technology for a commercial trial at the Shanghai World Expo next year, reports Telecompaper, citing the South China Morning Post

Nokia to launch TD-SCDMA device by year-end

Nokia will launch a handset in China before the end of the year in partnership with China Mobile based on the country’s homegrown TD-SCDMA 3G network, reports Reuters.

China Mobile’s app store linked to August launch

China Mobile’s high-profile upcoming application store – Mobile Market – will be launched this month, according to a Xinhua report cited by Telecompaper.

Report: China Mobile targets 80M 3G users by 2011

China Mobile expects to have as many as 80 million users on its TD-SCDMA 3G network by 2011, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report that cites comments from China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Li Yizhong.

Report: China Mobile launches app store

China Mobile launched its application store – Mobile Market – today, according to Dow Jones Newswires. The launch is ahead of schedule and sees the world’s largest operator (by subscribers) venture into an open-access business model that allows users to download music, games, videos and other entertainment applications direct to mobile phones.