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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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Why China Can’t Make Its Own Mobile OS

Posted in News Clip, Telecoms Policy on March 17, 2013 by thomas4infosoc

Interesting points made by Ji Yongqing, as summarised by techinasia.com. Also relevant in the context of the recent overexcitement about a CATR white paper allegedly calling for a battle against Android (which it didn’t…)

via Why China Can’t Make Its Own Mobile OS.

Chinese users want tailored smartphones

Posted in News Clip, Telecoms Policy on May 21, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

Maybe not rocket science, but interesting nonetheless:

Research firm Strategy Analytics this week claimed that handset vendors must offer highly tailored content to enjoy success in China’s smartphone market.

A series of studies by the firm reveal that Chinese smartphone users are just as keen on mobile apps as subscribers in other markets, however simply transferring current offerings to the country won’t be enough to win hearts and minds. Instead, China’s consumers want access to app stores that offer content tailored specifically to their tastes.

via Chinese users want tailored smartphones.

Cambodia to get telecom regulator | Telecom Asia

Posted in News Clip, Telecoms Policy on February 15, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

Cambodia to get telecom regulator | Telecom Asia.

Cambodia looks set to receive its first dedicated telecom regulator, with authority over spectrum and pricing issues.
The nation’s prime minister has approved a draft decree ordering the formation of the Cambodia Telecom Regulator (CTR), the Phnomh Penh Post reported.

Turkey Backs off Tighter Internet Controls – Information Policy

Posted in Internet World, News Clip on August 18, 2011 by thomas4infosoc

 

 

 

 

Sitting in China, one easily forgets about other area’s internet troubles, let’s take Turkey for example:

Turkey Backs off Tighter Internet Controls – Information Policy.

 

No major LTE rollouts until 2014

Posted in News Clip, Telecoms Policy on July 21, 2011 by thomas4infosoc

No major LTE rollouts until 2014: China | Telecom Asia.

The new brooms brush slowly:

China’s telecom ministry has stated that large-scale commercial deployment of LTE in the country will take between 3- 5 years.
This is the first time the ministry of industry and information technology (MIIT) has provided an official timeline for the country’s move to LTE.

China Telecom president and COO steps down

Posted in News Clip, Telecoms Policy on July 21, 2011 by thomas4infosoc
China Telecom said its president and chief operating officer, Shang Bin, resigned Wednesday to become a vice minister at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Shang, a senior economist, joined the Hong Kong-listed arm from China Unicom in 2008 as part of the telecom industry restructure. A spokesman at China Telecom said the company “will study and decide on the issue of replacement [for Shang] in due course.”

Rival China Mobile announced late June that Xi Guohua, the vice minister at MIIT, has taken up the position of vice chairman and secretary of the Communist Party committee at the mobile carrier’s parent company, China Mobile Communications Ltd. China Mobile Wang Jianzhou remains chairman of the parent company but has stepped down as secretary of the Communist Party committee.

 The MIIT also confirmed the appointment of Shang and the resignation of Xi as vice minister.
In late May, mainland news wire Caijing cited a source as saying that Xi would soon leave his position to become chairman of China Mobile, and Shang would be named an MIIT vice minister. It also reported that China Telecom chairman Wang Xiaochu will become the governor of China’s Yunnan province, to be replaced by current China Unicom chairman Chang Xiaobing.
China Telecom spokesman said the news report about Wang’s appointment “is unfounded and the company has not received any notice in this connection.”

via China Telecom president and COO steps down | Telecom Asia.