Lenovo has announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, claiming that makes it the 3rd largest smartphone maker in the world. The company said it expects the mobile firm it purchased for a total of $2.91 billion to be profitable within four to six quarters.
Smartphone giant Apple has announced the addition of UnionPay, the dominant Chinese debit and credit card payment organisation, as a payment option for Chinese App Store users, in what is likely to be a strategically significant move for Apple’s fortunes in the world’s largest smartphone market.
Telecoms.com tracks the top 10 smartphone vendor’s quarterly shipments through a combination of their own published numbers, analyst numbers and, when neither are available, our own research and estimates. We collate them in a table to make it easy to track global smartphone trends.
Lenovo has announced it is to establish a direct-to-consumer, internet-based mobile business in China next year. The new company, which will operate under a separate brand name (yet to be announced), will focus on smart devices and services. According to Lenovo, the motivation behind the new business is to target the fast growing mobile device [...]
It has been reported the EU is close to reaching an agreement with China to end a dispute between the trade partners over alleged illegal government subsidies to Chinese telecoms manufacturers.
The business arm of American telco CenturyLink has announced the expansion of its managed services availability into the Chinese market. The announcement marks a potentially significant step for Western businesses moving into the worlds’ second-largest economy.
21Vianet Group, the largest carrier-neutral internet data centre services provider in China this week tapped up Huawei to deliver the country’s largest commercial Software Defined Network (SDN).
China Telecom has signed a three-year agreement with IBM to help small and medium businesses in China implement secure, cost-effective and scalable SAP cloud-based applications.
The worldwide smartphone market broke its record for quarterly shipments in Q2 2014 with market trackers Strategy Analytics and IDC in rare agreement on the figure of 295 million units, although Juniper reckons it was a bit lower than that.
The cloud platform division of China Unicom signed a strategic cooperation agreement on Software Defined Networking (SDN) innovation with local kit vendor Huawei this week.
Tech giant Apple reported healthy Q2 earnings, with increased iPhone and Mac sales versus the year-ago quarter. The 35.2 million iPhones sold were a new record for the quarter, up 13% on the same quarter a year ago.
China’s main telecoms companies have agreed to establish an infrastructure sharing venture to reduce the cost and optimise the construction, maintenance and operation of infrastructure.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has finally awarded FDD-based 4G licences to smaller carriers China Telecom and China Unicom. The pair, which trail China Mobile, have both received FDD-LTE licences, giving them the opportunity to deploy more universally compatible FDD-LTE technology.
China has already emerged as the global leader in the adoption of M2M (machine to machine) technology, with over 50 million connections, or more than one quarter of the total M2M market, in 2013.
Infrastructure giant Ericsson forecasts total mobile data traffic growth will increase ten-fold between now and 2019, on the back of smartphone subscription growth that is expected to grow at four times the rate of total mobile subscriptions, and total global LTE subscriptions that are forecasted to grow 13-fold.
China’s three mobile network operators are in talks to set up a joint venture to manage the construction of network towers, the country’s regulator has confirmed.
Chinese operator China Mobile has reported an increase in operating revenue in 1Q14, although profit suffered as the firm struggled with cost control measures in an “increasingly fierce” environment.
China Telecom has deployed software defined network (SDN) technology in a datacentre run by its Beijing subsidiary Beijing Telecom.
The 2nd China Carriers Forum held in Bei Jing, on the 20th March 2014, which is organized by China Genesis Resourcing Consulting China, China Mobile Communication Association and Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance, and sponsored by Neusoft Group and CNLink Networks Limited. The Forum gathered delegates from worldwide carriers, telecommunication equipment, virtual network operator and research institutes to discuss the new development pattern trends of China Telecommunication industry, innovate carriers new business stream and how to overcome the challenges that brought by OTTs etc.
Infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent has signed a €750m one-year deal with China Mobile. The vendor will supply the technology for the Chinese operator to move to an all-IP network and enable the deployment of NFV technology on its network and cloud based services.