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Report: China Mobile begins second-round TD-SCDMA construction

China Mobile has started the second round of TD-SCDMA network construction in select provincial capitals with Changsha, Hunan, having already entered the basestation testing stage, reports China Communications.

 

China Mobile continues Apple talks

Dow Jones reports that China Mobile reiterated today it is still talking with Apple about introducing the iPhone in China, but adds that no agreement has yet been reached.

 

 

China Mobile receives TD-SCDMA approval

Interfax-China reports that China Mobile has received approval to expand its TD-SCDMA coverage to more cities across the country, a deployment analysts believe could increase subscribers from 50,000 at the end of June to 2.31 million by the end of 2008.

China Mobile records 7M clicks for Olympic TV content

China Mobile recorded 1 million viewers clicking 7 million times to watch more than 300,000 hours of its licensed Olympic mobile TV coverage by August 19, reports JLM Pacific Epoch, citing Chinese news agency Xinhua.

China Mobile ups profit, expands on 3G plans

China Mobile – the world’s largest mobile operator by subscribers – today unveiled a 44.7 percent increase in first-half net profit and appeared to confirm industry belief that it will deploy TD-SCDMA technology for its commercial nationwide 3G networks followed by a later move to LTE.

China Telecom H1 net profit down 8.2%

China Daily reports that mobile operator-in-waiting China Telecom’s first half year net profit fell 8.2 percent to RMB12.63 billion (US$1.85 billion) from RMB13.76 billion a year earlier because of another significant decline in its core fixed-line voice services.

Report: China Mobile’s 3G technology lags rivals

China Mobile has admitted that the country’s homegrown 3G technology TD-SCDMA is problematic and “a few years behind” rival standards WCDMA and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, reports the Financial Times (FT).

China Telecom hints at network sharing regulation

New mobile player China Telecom expects China to introduce further measures to promote competition in the world’s largest telecoms market, reports the Financial Times.

China Mobile preps LTE trial

China Mobile is planning the launch of its LTE technology trial, announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress earlier this year.

China Mobile falls to 15 month low on MNP fears

Reuters reports that China Mobile – the world’s largest operator by subscribers – saw its stock fall to a 15 month low today amid reports that Beijing will soon impose unfavourable mobile number portability regulations on the company.