China Mobile profit dips under tough competition

ChinaWant China Times — Chinese telecom giant China Mobile’s net profit dipped 0.8% to 57.3 billion yuan (US$9 billion) in the first six months of the year as it faced fierce competition, it said on Thursday. Revenue was up 4.9% to 340.7 billion yuan (US$53.3 billion), while its subscriber base rose to more than 810 million, up 3.4%, including 190 million 4G users, the company said in a filing to the Hong Kong bourse, where it is listed.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1204&MainCatID=12&id=20150821000051

China Mobile, China Telecom post mixed 1H15 revenues

ChinaDigi Times — China Mobile on August 20 released its financial report for the first half of 2015, with consolidated revenues reaching CNY340.727 billion (US$54.77 billion) up 4.94%, while China Telecom posted revenues of CNY164.953 billion, decreasing 0.6%, according to the companies. China Mobile’s first-half 2015 consolidated revenues consisted of CNY299.527 billion from telecom services, 33.7% of which came from wireless Internet-access services, and CNY41.2 billion from sales of mobile terminal devices and others.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150821PD210.html

China market: China Mobile to launch own-brand smart wireless routers

ChinaDigi Times — China Mobile will launch own-brand smart wireless routers in the China market, with the device positioned as the center of home-use IoT applications for security surveillance, environmental monitoring, automatic control of appliances and healthcare services in the future, according to industry sources. China Mobile will soon hold an open-bid to select the ODM to produce 10,000 units, the sources said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150817PD211.html

Mobile service operators shifting to data-based plans

ChinaWant China Times — Newer packages announced by the world’s three top mobile service operators — AT&T, Verizon and China Mobile — reflect a shift to generating revenue from data instead of voice and text messages, according to the China Business News. In its “Mobile Share” plans, AT&T, the world’s largest operator in terms of revenue in 2014, charges are based on the amount of data, while subscribers can enjoy free voice calls and text messages, the newspaper said.

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Telx to Tap Into FASTER US-Asia Submarine Cable System

APACDatacenter Knowledge — Moving to give customers a more options for connecting data center facilities on the West Coast of the US with Asia, Telx announced support for a new transpacific cable system called Faster. The network of submarine cables will span the Pacific Ocean by 2016, and a Telx data center in the Pacific Northwest will be one of its termination points.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/07/27/telx-joins-group-building-us-asia-submarine-cable-system/

60Tbps internet cable from Asia to America will plug into Telx barn

APACThe Register — US data center outfit Telx, target of a takeover bid by Digital Realty, has gone offshore for the first time, joining the Google-backed FASTER submarine cable consortium. Telx’s Hillsboro server barn in Oregon, US, will be the termination point for an undersea cable that will link the Pacific Northwest to Asia. The fiber-optic pipeline will carry up to 60Tbps of internet traffic between the two continents.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/28/telx_joins_faster_cable_consortium/

Telecom firms positioning themselves early for 5G in China

China.gifWant China Times — Chinese telecom operators have begun planning for the arrival of the fifth-generation (5G) wireless telecommunication technology, which is expected to be commercially launched in 2020, Chinese web portal NetEase reported. Although China only began offering 4G services at the end of 2013, telecom companies are already planning for the introduction of 5G, the standards for which will be established in 2016, the web portal said.

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None of China’s virtual telecom operators are making money

ChinaTech In Asia — For years, China’s telecom industry has been dominated by the three state-owned giants: China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile. So there was a lot of excitement when, last year, it seemed like internet companies would be given the chance to run their own telecom networks. Granted, these new virtual telecom operators would still have lease network infrastructure from one of the “big three,” but many felt that it would still be good to get some new blood in the telecom industry – especially after Xiaomi became one of the companies granted a license.

https://www.techinasia.com/chinas-virtual-telecom-operators-making-money/

More global operators working on TDD LTE network development

China.gifWant China Times — More and more telecom operators around the world that have deployed Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) networks are considering exploring the global Time Division Duplex (TDD) LTE market on the 3.5 GHz band, reports Shanghai’s China Business News. China Telecom and China Unicom, two of China’s three major telecom operators, have begun carrying out trials on TDD and FDD integration after both of them obtained FDD and TDD-LTE hybrid networking pre-commercial operating licenses earlier this year, allowing them to each carry out initial trials in 16 pilot cities.

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China market: 4G handset shipments soar in 1H15

ChinaDigi Times — China shipped a total of 237 million handsets in the first half of 2015, rising 7.4% from a year earlier, with shipments of 4G models increasing 381.8% on year to 195 million units, according to data from China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). Shipments of 4G models accounted for 82.2% of total handset shipments in the six-month period, buoyed by strong marketing efforts by the top-three telecom operators, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150715PD212.html

Alcatel-Lucent Signs CNY8.1 Billion Framework Agreements With China Mobile, China Unicom

ChinaChina Tech News — Alcatel-Lucent has signed comprehensive framework agreements with China Mobile and China Unicom. According to the agreements, Alcatel-Lucent will support the transformation of the two carriers and help them build faster and more cost-effective nationwide mobile and fixed broadband networks.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/07/06/21845-alcatel-lucent-signs-cny8-1-billion-framework-agreements-with-china-mobile-china-unicom

Which Chinese Telecom Continues To Dominate The Mobile Market?

ChinaChina Tech News — China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom all published their operating statistics for May 2015 and China Mobile, who has over 800 million mobile users, continues to lead the Chinese telecom market. Statistics showed that China Mobile gained 373,000 new users in May 2015 and its user group reached 816.335 million.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/06/30/21816-which-chinese-telecom-continues-to-dominate-the-mobile-market

China mobile phone user base drops slightly on month in May, says MIIT

ChinaDigi Times — There were 1.292 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of the end of May 2015, slipping 0.05% on month but growing 2.86% on year, and 455.84 million (35.27%) of them were 3G users, 200.77 million (15.54%) 4G ones and 896.94 million (69.40%) had mobile Internet access, according to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150628VL200.html

Google’s 60Tbps Pacific cable will have highest-ever capacity across Pacific Ocean

APACMIS-ASIA — With bottles of bubbly and a purification ceremony, a Google-backed undersea cable was given a warm welcome on a beach in Japan last week, a critical step in building the highest capacity data link in the Pacific ever created. The 9,000-kilometer FASTER cable will have a peak capacity of 60 terabytes per second (Tbps) when it enters operation next year, joining Japan with Oregon on the West Coast of the U.S.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/googles-60tbps-pacific-cable-will-have-highest-ever-capacity-across-pacific-ocean/

China Mobile Partners ZTE and Qualcomm on 3-Carrier Aggregation Trial

ChinaZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, is pleased to support China Mobile in the deployment of 3-Carrier Aggregation 4G LTE-A (LTE-Advanced) service based on CAT 9 devices. With the new China Mobile 3-CA service in Guangzhou, users with CAT 9 devices powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon 810 processor with X10 LTE may enjoy downlink data rates of over 300Mbps, more than triple the speeds of existing TD-LTE networks.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3344577

Computex 2015: China mobile device players showing advantages in cost management

China.gifSeveral China-based mobile device brand vendors and manufacturers have participated at Computex 2015 to exhibit their latest products. Seeing demand for smartphones and tablets from emerging markets growing rapidly, they have offered competitive quotes at the show in order to win orders from visitors from emerging markets. The average quote for a 5-inch entry-level smartphone from China players is already approaching US$35.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150604PD215.html

China Mobile unveils IoT for enterprises

China.gifChina Mobile has introduced two Internet of Things (IoT) platforms targeting Chinese enterprises. At the CES Asia in Shanghai this week, the mobile giant unveiled its IoT Private Network and OneNet Open Platform. The private network is an business management platform providing Chinese enterprises with networking communication management capabilities, such as access to real-time information and high-quality communication services.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/china-mobile-unveils-iot-enterprises

Nokia supports China Mobile

China.gifNokia supported China Mobile Shanghai during Auto Shanghai 2015. The company delivered its TD-LTE Advanced HetNet solution to manage the wireless data traffic generated by 1 million visitors who come for the show. Nokia’s Flexi Zone TD-LTE small cells ramped up China Mobile’s network capacity enabling subscribers to experience hassle free mobile broadband during the 10-day event. In addition to ensuring excellent network availability, Flexi Zone TD-LTE small cells succeeded in easy management of wireless data.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/mobile-and-wireless/nokia-supports-china-mobile/

Internet Of Things Platform Boosts China Mobile’s Services

China.gifChina Mobile has launched two Internet of Things platforms targeting Chinese enterprise users. During CES Asia 2015, the telecommunications company unveiled its Internet of Things exclusive business management platform and its OneNet device cloud platform. The Internet of Things business management platform combines statistical analysis and an API interface for businesses to build hardware and software tools around China Mobile’s offering. China Mobile says its IoT exclusive business management platform has already been tested on networks comprising a real-time management scenario of nearly five million devices.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/05/29/21722-internet-of-things-platform-boosts-china-mobiles-services

China Mobile Funds JV For Mobile Internet Deployments

China.gifChina Mobile Group’s subsidiary China Mobile Communications Corporation will team with the State Development & Investment Corporation to jointly invest CNY2.55 billion to create a joint venture. The new joint venture, which is about 59% owned by China Mobile, will mainly focus on investments in mobile Internet sector and related upstream and downstream industries.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/05/25/21709-china-mobile-funds-jv-for-mobile-internet-deployments