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Dell keeps faith with smartphone strategy

The Financial Times reports this week that computer-maker Dell remains committed to entering the smartphone market despite investor concerns about profitability at the firm.

China Mobile awards 3G deals, expands rurally

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.

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.