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.

Global broadband uptake fuelled by fibre, Point Topic finds | BroadbandWatcher

Posted in Business and Economics, Telecoms Policy on June 27, 2013 by thomas4infosoc

Global broadband uptake fuelled by fibre, Point Topic finds | BroadbandWatcher.

Chinese Law Proposes Real Name Registration for All Phone and Mobile Networks

Posted in Internet World, Telecoms Policy on April 18, 2013 by thomas4infosoc

Chinese Law Proposes Real Name Registration for All Phone and Mobile Networks.

New draft law, new try….

China MNOs close ranks against OTT threat | Telecom Asia

Posted in Telecoms Policy on April 16, 2013 by thomas4infosoc

China MNOs close ranks against OTT threat | Telecom Asia.

Good to hear, Ovum seems to think along the same lines I did about the motivations behind the China OTT battle … (as noted here on Roter Vorhang, in German)

Chinese Operator Saw Losses in Text & Voice Businesses, Worried About WeChat

Posted in Media in China, Telecoms Policy on March 19, 2013 by thomas4infosoc

Chinese Operator Saw Losses in Text & Voice Businesses, Worried About WeChat.

Release the kraken… will the VAS wars begin soon?

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