ZTE unveils HSDPA TD-SCDMA handset

Chinese manufacturer ZTE took the wraps off what it claims is the world’s first HSDPA TD-SCDMA handset on Monday, the U990. This latest device is ZTE’s third unit based on China’s home grown 3G technology, with the earlier units identified as the U980 and U981. However, the U990 is the first to incorporate HSDPA, and [...]

China’s telecom upheaval shakes investors

China’s major reorganisation of the telecoms market has sent shares in all the major operators tumbling, as investors panic about increased competition and marketing expenditure. Years in the making, the government this month put into action a master plan that will pave the way for the long awaited introduction of third generation services. Under the [...]

China shakes up telecoms market

China has revealed plans to shake up the country’s telecoms sector, by reducing the number of state-owned operators to just three. Under the plan, China Mobile, the world’s biggest mobile operator in terms of subscribers, will merge with fixed line carrier China Tietong Telecommunications. China Telecom will take over the CDMA network of China Unicom, [...]

China’s telecoms market opens up to foreign investment

The Chinese government has lifted geographic restrictions on foreign investment and increased the ceiling on asset ownership by overseas companies from 35 per cent to 49 per cent. The opening up of China’s domestic and international basic telecoms service this month, comes under its commitment to the World Trade Organisation, but also comes ahead of [...]