Telecoms in China struggle to harness power of big data

ChinaThe big data era has arrived and it is causing big changes to the playing field for enterprises, with China’s telecom operators having begun construction of big data systems and applications in a bid to fully explore the value of information assets and generate new profit points, People’s Posts and Telecommunications News (PPTN) reports. In general, telecom operators’ applications on big data can be separated into internal applications and external.

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Profit Drops For China’s Three Top Telecom Operators

ChinaChina Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom published their performance for the first quarter of 2015 and all of them reported a net profit decline during the period. China Mobile said that the company’s operating revenue in the first quarter of 2015 was CNY160.9 billion, a year-on-year increase of 3.9%; while its net profit was CNY23.83 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 5.6%. China Mobile’s net profit reportedly declined for seven consecutive quarters. China Unicom’s operating revenue during the reporting period was CNY60.25 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 5.6%; and its net profit was CNY3.16 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 4.2%. China Telecom’s operating revenue was CNY81.453 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 2.1%; and its net profit was CNY5.046 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 9%.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/05/08/21661-profit-drops-for-chinas-three-top-telecom-operators

Number of 4G users in China continues to surge

China4G users in the world’s second largest economy continued to surge and charges for the telecom service are expected to fall in the future, official data showed on Tuesday. 4G clients in China added about 60 million in the first quarter, including 23.88 million in March, to 162 million, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Wen Ku, an MIIT official in charge of telecommunications, expects the country’s total 4G users to reach 250 million by the end of the year.

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China has nearly 1.3 billion mobile users, and 4G is growing fast

ChinaEverybody in China has a mobile phone these days: that’s an exaggeration, but not as much of one as you might think. According to the latest numbers from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China has reached 1.29 billion total mobile users. Given that the Middle Kingdom has an estimated population of under 1.4 billion, that means that well over 90 percent of the population has joined the mobile revolution.

https://www.techinasia.com/china-13-billion-mobile-users-4g-growing-fast/

Coming soon to China: a mobile, on-demand massage service called Nanapanda

ChinaHas your back ever felt so bad that you don’t even want to leave the house to get a massage? In China, there’s an app for that. Or at least there will be. Nanapanda, an O2O massage booking service whose app hasn’t actually launched yet, claims it will offer hourlong full-body massages and shorter head and neck massages you can enjoy at home or at the office.

https://www.techinasia.com/coming-china-mobile-o2o-massage-service-called-nanapanda/

Carriers From China, Japan, South Korea To Enhance 5G Cooperation

apac 2During the Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement conference held in Barcelona, mobile communications carriers from China, Japan and South Korea, including China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo and KT, released a joint plan to enhance 5G technical cooperation. Taking the opportunity of Mobile World Congress 2015, the Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement conference was initiated by KT.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/03/08/21453-carriers-from-china-japan-south-korea-to-enhance-5g-cooperation

Airtel, China Mobile to tie-up for 4G

IndiaNEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel has entered into a strategic collaboration with China Mobile under which the two companies will work towards the growth of the LTE (long term evolution) ecosystem and evolving mobile technology standards, a company statement said here Tuesday. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua and Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Airtel-China-Mobile-to-tie-up-for-4G/articleshow/46445068.cms

KT, China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo team up for 5G

APACBARCELONA, Spain ― KT, the nation’s second-largest mobile carrier, said Monday that it has teamed up with China Mobile and NTT DoCoMo to jointly develop the fifth-generation or 5G network technology. “KT has agreed with China Mobile and NTT DoCoMo of Japan for co-development of 5G mobile technology. The agreement calls for joint marketing to promote new telecommunications technology,” KT said in a statement on the sidelines of 2015 Mobile World Congress (MWC) exhibition here.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/03/133_174409.html

China Mobile Boasted Over 100 Million 4G Users By End Of January

ChinaChinese telecom operator China Mobile announced that by the end of January 2015, it had reached over 100 million 4G users. The company also announced that they plan to build one million 4G base stations, develop 250 million users, and sell 200 million devices in 2015. According to China Mobile, their 4G network has realized continuous coverage in most cities and towns and partial coverage in developed villages, reaching over one billion people. Meanwhile, they provide 4G roaming services in 71 countries and regions.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/02/27/21435-china-mobile-boasted-over-100-million-4g-users-by-end-of-january

China Mobile blasts from zero to 100M 4G subscribers in just 14 months

ChinaChina Mobile now has just over 100 million 4G subscribers, according to the newest data from the company. The major milestone comes 14 months after the nation’s top telco switched on China’s first 4G network. China Mobile’s newest 4G figure counts subscribers added by the end of January. The telco titan has so far set up more than 700,000 4G base stations covering over one billion people, the China Daily reports. The firm aims to have 250 million 4G users by the end of this year.

https://www.techinasia.com/china-mobile-100m-4g-subscribers-aims-250m-end-2015/

China Mobile Looks To The Cloud In New Search Engine Deal

China.gifChina Mobile and Chinese search engine Baidu reached a deal to jointly build a new-generation mobile Internet cloud computing center. The center is named Baidu Yizhuang New-generation Search Data Center (first phase) and financial terms of the deal were not released.. According to China Mobile, this will become the industry’s first large-scale cloud computing center which targets mobile Internet businesses.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/02/11/21407-china-mobile-looks-to-the-cloud-in-new-search-engine-deal

Huawei and China Mobile Improve Upload Speed by 180%

ChinaChinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Hong Kong-based telecom company China Mobile Communications Corporation have announced the testing of the world’s first uplink carrier aggregation (CA) over Jiangsu Mobile’s network. Huawei and China Mobile said the test improved the upload data rate by 180 per cent. Increasing uplink speed will provide consumers the ability to upload high quality videos, which will definitely boost the performance of telemedicine, video conferencing and video surveillance.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/35793/20150205/huawei-china-mobile-improve-upload-speed-180-percent.htm

MediaTek’s MT6975 receives certification by China Mobile

TaiwanTAIPEI–MediaTek Inc., Taiwan’s leading fabless semiconductor company, announced Sunday that its MT6975 smartphone chip has received certification in record time by China Mobile. According to sources close to the industry, the Taiwanese chip maker received certification by the world’s largest mobile phone operator, as measured by subscribers, in three weeks, much faster than the average of one to two months.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2015/01/26/427446/MediaTeks-MT6975.htm

Is China Mobile Now Competing With Whatsapp And Wechat?

Chinese information technology solutions provider Ultrapower’s wholly-owned subsidiary is helping China’s biggest mobile provider compete with instant messaging apps like Facebook’s Whatsapp, Tencent’s Wechat, and Apple’s iMessage. Feinno Communication Tech, the Ultrapower subsidiary, has signed an agreement with China Mobile Guangdong branch to develop a customized platform and apps for the personal converged communications system project being created by the China Mobile branch.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/01/13/21332-is-china-mobile-now-competing-with-whatsapp-and-wechat

China Mobile Aims At 250 Million 4G Users In 2015

Xi Guohua, chairman of China Mobile, revealed the company’s goal for 2015 during China Mobile Global Partner Conference 2014, stating that China Mobile plans to sell 250 million terminals, including 200 million 4G devices, and they aim to develop 250 million 4G users in 2015. Xi said the company has surpassed the goals for 4G services in 2014. They not only completed the building of 500,000 4G base stations, but also constructed additional ones; and they expected to have 700,000 4G base stations completed by the end of 2014.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/01/09/21308-china-mobile-aims-at-250-million-4g-users-in-2015

Digitimes Research: Global TD-LTE user base estimated at 96.1 million in 2014

The total number of TD-LTE subscribers around the world will keep increasing to 96.1 million at the end of 2014, accounting for 21.6% of the global total number of LTE (4G) users. 81.8% of the total will be users in China, 8% in Saudi Arabia and 6.9% in Japan, according to Digitimes Research. Of the number of LTE networks around the world, 87% will be FDD LTE networks and 13% TD-LTE networks in 2014, Digitimes Research indicated.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141212PD206.html

China Mobile’s ARPU Drops While Net Profit Sinks 9.7%

China Mobile’s operating revenue reached CNY481.2 billion during the latest reporting period, a year-on-year increase of 3.9%; but its net profit was CNY82.6 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 9.7%. At the same time, its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization were CNY176.3 billion, a decrease of 5% compared with the same period of last year. China Mobile said that the Chinese mainland mobile communications sector has reached a high saturation stage and the development of traditional communications services have come to a bottleneck.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/10/26/21069-china-mobiles-arpu-drops-while-net-profit-sinks-9-7

Huawei completes successful tests on China’s First 400G Optical Transport Network

Huawei together with China Mobile has completed successful tests on the first 400G Optical Transport Network (OTN) in China, the Chinese telecom giant announced today. The success of the tests showcase Huawei’s leading role in ultra-high speed transport technology and promotes the commercialization of 400G OTNs, the telecom company said in a statement.

http://www.mis-asia.com/resource/industries/huawei-completes-successful-tests-on-chinas-first-400g-optical-transport-network/

China Mobile chairman visits HTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China Mobile Ltd. Chairman Xi Guohua (奚國華) visited the headquarters of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) Thursday as part of a business trip to seek further cooperation in fourth-generation (4G) and more advanced wireless technology. Xi arrived at HTC’s headquarters in New Taipei City’s Xindian District and was welcomed by HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang (王雪紅) and HTC Chief Executive Officer Peter Chou (周永明).

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/09/19/417523/China-Mobile.htm

China market: CNY500 4G smartphones expected to be launched by end of 2014, says China Mobile Device president

While there have been many 4G smartphones for sale at retail prices of CNY1,000 (US$163) or below in the China market, China-based vendors including Coolpad and Lenovo are expected to launch models for sale at CNY500 or below by the end of 2014, according to president He Ning for China Mobile Device, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile. 4G smartphones priced at up to CNY500 will be mainly support TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA and GSM, with chip solutions to be provided by Taiwan-based MediaTek, He said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140916PD210.html