Chinese vendor Huawei has scored a managed services deal with local carrier China Unicom, the company said Tuesday.
China’s fibre diet was bulked out yet further this week with the news that China Unicom has tapped Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to deploy a 40Gbps-capable optical network for the operator.
China is Apple’s second largest market for apps, after America. App analysis firm Distimo’s latest report reveals that, while the Asian app market is booming, it’s not exactly a gold rush: free applications rule the roost, with paid-for offerings only driving about a third of the revenue they do in the US.
The EU and US government have shaken hands on an agreement to jointly support and promote ICT trade principles between the two blocs. As part of the agreement, ten principles have been agreed on, with the aim of making it easier for IT businesses in Europe and American to compete for contracts globally.
Nokia Siemens Networks is rumoured to be seeking a renegotiation the terms of its bid to acquire Motorola’s wireless network assets. The planned deal, valued at $1.2bn, has been moving at a glacial pace since its inception in July last year, thanks largely to the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Bureau’s (MOFCOM) reluctance to approve it.
Nokia Siemens Networks has said that its planned acquisition of Motorola’s wireless infrastructure assets will not now complete in the first quarter of this year, as it had previously predicted. The deal had already been pushed back from the fourth quarter of 2010 and NSN is now offering “no further guidance” on when it may be finalised, stressing only that it remains committed to the acquisition.
An internally distributed study undertaken by China’s Ministry of Commerce reportedly suggests imminent action against the EU for its subsidisation of major telecoms infrastructure companies.
An already overcrowded app store market will have to make room for yet another shop front next month as second placed Chinese carrier China Unicom prepares to open the doors to its offering.
Apple unleashed the iPhone 4 to the Chinese market over the weekend, prompting huge crowds to gather outside retail stores as pre-ordering was suspended due to demand.
Two of the world’s biggest operators – Vodafone and China Mobile – announced their financial separation on Wednesday, marking the start of Vodafone’s abandonment of its minority investments.
China’s homegrown 3G technology, TD-SCDMA, won a little more support this week as device vendors Motorola and Sony Ericsson got behind the platform with a raft of new devices catering to the country’s nascent data services market.
The OPhone 2.0 platform, the latest Chinese version of Android, developed by China Mobile, made its debut in Beijing this week on the Samsung Oscar I7680.
Chinese vendor ZTE and China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MII) said this week they have completed what they claim is the world’s first S1/X2 interface conformity test for TD-LTE.
At the World Expo in Shanghai Monday, Bill Huang general manager of the China Mobile Research Institute, issued a request to Apple to create a TD-SCDMA version of its iPhone so that the world’s largest mobile carrier could offer the game-changing device to its customer base of more than half a billion subscribers.
The next generation of China’s homegrown mobile technology, TD-LTE, is gathering momentum among the vendor community, as a public demonstration of the platform starts up at the World Expo in Shanghai.
The Informer is beginning to feel that, for him, the days of going to music festivals might be over (festival sponsors, please note: this does NOT apply to VIP freebies). But he was taken back to his long-hair days (The Orb, Glastonbury ’93. Amaaaaaazing…) by an email from Orange this morning about a competition that it ran in the UK to suggest the best mobile application for a music festival.
Hooray! Multitasking. Boo! Now the iPhone battery will only last for ten minutes per charge. Last night the Apple faithful were rewarded with a sneak peek of iPhone OS 4, ahead of the software’s release this summer. The big news is multitasking for third party apps which, while beneficial, will in all likelihood lead to shorter battery life and more system crashes as users forget to close their background apps.
As Google makes its exit from China, Nokia sees opportunity in the world’s biggest mobile market, launching its subscription-based mobile music service in the country.
Swedish equipment firm Ericsson said Monday that it has scored two frame agreements with China’s leading wireless operators, China Mobile and China Unicom, valued at $1.8bn.
The completion of China Mobile’s long-running merger deal with fixed-line player China Tietong in December was the last piece of the jigsaw in the Chinese government’s restructuring of the country’s telecoms market. Now the government needs to figure out an orderly path for China Mobile to fully enter the broadband market.