Rumor: China’s MIIT to Issue FDD-LTE Licenses in December | Marbridge Consulting – China Wireless News

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2014 by thomas4infosoc

Rumor: China’s MIIT to Issue FDD-LTE Licenses in December | Marbridge Consulting – China Wireless News.

Tencent Tech, 11/05/14

According to an industry source, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has begun preparatory work to issue FDD-LTE network operating licenses to China’s telcos, and barring any unforeseen circumstances, new licenses will be announced next month. China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) and China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) have both recently submitted applications to the MIIT to receive FDD commercial licenses.

China Unicom and China Telecom recently received notice from the MIIT requiring the operators to complete their FDD 4G base station construction or upgrades by November.

China’s online video viewers watch for 5.7 billion hours monthly

Posted in Internet World, Media in China on July 8, 2014 by thomas4infosoc

This new infographic, put together by the Go-Globe team, shows just what a massive business it is. China now has 450 million online video viewers who collectively spend 5.7 billion hours per month watching stuff. There will be an estimated 700 million viewers by 2016. 

China’s online video viewers watch for 5.7 billion hours monthly.

Alibaba Group: China’s E-commerce Empire — China Internet Watch

Posted in e-commerce on June 17, 2014 by thomas4infosoc

Alibaba Group: China’s E-commerce Empire — China Internet Watch.

Alibaba Group is the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume (GMV) in 2013, according to the IDC GMV Report.

They operate their ecosystem as a platform for third parties, and they do not engage in direct sales, compete with their merchants or hold inventory.

Read more: http://www.chinainternetwatch.com/7695/alibaba-group/#ixzz34t2h99ww

China’s 3 Telecoms Establish JV Without Sharing Base Stations – ChinaWirelessNews

Posted in Telecoms Policy on June 16, 2014 by thomas4infosoc

China’s 3 Telecoms Establish JV Without Sharing Base Stations2014-06-11 by ChinaWirelessNews.com Editor | Print |  EmailExecutives from China Telecom and China Mobile confirmed that the three largest Chinese telecom operators will establish a joint venture without sharing base stations.Rumors previously spread on the Internet that China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom would jointly invest to establish a national base station company. After the founding of the company, it would be responsible for the new construction of base stations, towers, and pipelines of the three telecom operators. In the future, it would include the operators’ existing base stations, towers, and pipelines.However, the confirmation from China Telecom and China Mobile to local media squashed those rumors. Wang Xiaochu, chairman of China Telecom, said that the three companies will set up a company to avoid the repeat construction of facilities, which will help them reduce costs. He also revealed that apart from the joint venture, they currently do not have any other resource sharing cooperation plan or intentions. Dong Xin, vice president of China Mobile, also made a similar statement.At present, details about the joint venture, including equity allocation, introduction of private investment, and tower rentals, are still being debated behind closed doors. They reportedly will refer to international tower company agreements to decide the acquisition costs and rental fees of towers. But more details about the dates for the incorporation of the joint venture have not yet been released.

via China’s 3 Telecoms Establish JV Without Sharing Base Stations – ChinaWirelessNews.com – Business Intelligence For Telecom & Mobile I.T. Professionals in China.

Beijing gets serious about real-name registration, old numbers no longer exempt

Posted in Telecoms Policy on August 28, 2013 by thomas4infosoc

Beijing gets serious about real-name registration, old numbers no longer exempt.

China’s three major telecom carriers have announced that starting September 1, everyone who uses their services needs to register with their real name and ID number.

Moreover, this no longer just applies to people buying new services; old customers are also required to register their real names if they haven’t already.

China silences American-style TV talent shows – Behind The Wall

Posted in Media in China on August 1, 2013 by thomas4infosoc

Television singing contests have been curtailed by Chinese censors who claim the country has too many of the American Idol-style shows.

The country’s state broadcasting regulator issued a new policy Friday banning satellite channels from producing any more singing contests.

China silences American-style TV talent shows – Behind The Wall.

Xiaomi & Tencent Launches New Budget Smartphone For Just $129

Posted in News Clip on August 1, 2013 by thomas4infosoc

Xiaomi & Tencent Launches New Budget Smartphone For Just $129.

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