Archive for the Telecoms Policy Category

Network neutrality, the FCC, and the Internet of Things

Posted in Internet World, Telecoms Policy on October 3, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

Network Neutrality, a topic still under-discussed in China and large parts of Asia, but not for long, I would assume:

Network neutrality, the FCC, and the Internet of Things. – Slate Magazine.

Indonesia telecom giant’s bankruptcy stirs fears of legal abuses | Reuters

Posted in Business and Economics, SE Asia, Telecoms Policy on September 21, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

Awesome… Telekomsel, a mobile phone giant with 100 million subscribers, declared bankruptcy over a claim equivalent to just half a million US Dollars…

REFILE-Indonesia telecom giant’s bankruptcy stirs fears of legal abuses | Reuters.

Asia makes slow progress on roaming rates | Telecom Asia

Posted in Telecoms Policy on September 12, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

call from the Indonesian Communication and Information Minister for an ASEAN free roaming zone.” 

Asia makes slow progress on roaming rates | Telecom Asia.

China cablecos’ broadband revolution

Posted in Telecoms Policy on July 23, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

an overview over recent developments around the Chinese broadband strategy: China cablecos’ broadband revolution | Telecom Asia.

State Council’s Plan for China 2015: 3G Everywhere, 100 Mbps Broadband

Posted in Telecoms Policy on July 19, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

State Council’s Plan for China 2015: 3G Everywhere, 100 Mbps Broadband.

Is that “the broadband plan”, or yet another preliminary stage? Ambitious it is…

Will China Mobile offer fiber-to-the-home?

Posted in Telecoms Policy on July 3, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

Will China Mobile offer fiber-to-the-home? – Telecoms Tech.

China Mobile finally, after years of waiting, in reach of a broadband license? Will there be a third choice, or yet another player in the Game of Regional Monopolies?

China Reshuffles Its Broadband Pack

Posted in Telecoms Policy on July 1, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

“China’s broadband market is about to be reshaped to help the government reach its ambitious rollout targets. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is expected to announce a national broadband plan in September, local industry executives say.”
full story:

Light Reading Asia – Cable – China Reshuffles Its Broadband Pack – Telecom News Analysis.

China Telecom Becomes World’s Largest CDMA Carrier | TechNode

Posted in Telecoms Policy on June 18, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

China Telecom Becomes World’s Largest CDMA Carrier | TechNode.

China Telecom now owns the largest CDMA network in the planet by subscribers, which reached 136 million in this March.”

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.

China Telcos Announce March 2012 Subscriber Totals

Posted in Telecoms Policy on May 7, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

Marbridge Consulting, 4/27/12 China’s three main telecom operators have announced their subscriber totals for March 2012. March saw the net addition of 12.82 mln new mobile subscribers. China Mobile added 5.8 mln new mobile subscribers, pushing the operator’s total mobile user base to 667.2 mln, of which a total of 59.56 mln subscribers used China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA terminals during the month. China Mobile added 2.97 mln new TD-SCDMA subscribers in March. China Unicom added 3.52 mln new mobile subscribers during the month, bringing its total to 209.49 mln. Of the new mobile subs added, approximately 550,000 were GSM subscribers, bringing China Unicom’s total GSM user base to 160.63 mln, while 2.97 mln were WCDMA 3G subscribers, pushing the company’s total WCDMA user base to 48.86 mln subscribers. China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) added 3.5 mln CDMA subs, taking its total to 135.83 mln, of which 43.55 mln were CDMA2000 EV-DO subscribers. China Telecom added 2.4 mln new CDMA2000 EV-DO subscribers in March. Of China’s combined total of 151.97 mln 3G subs, China Mobile holds 39.19%, China Unicom 32.15%, and China Telecom 28.66%. Of total new mobile subs added in March, China Mobile took 45.25%, dropping its share of China’s total mobile user base to 65.9%. China Unicom’s share of the total mobile user base increased for the 14th straight month, rising from 20.6% at the end of February to 20.69% at the end of March, while China Telecom’s share increased for the 39th straight month, rising from 13.24% at the end of February to 13.42% at the end of March. China Telecom lost 320,000 fixed-line subs, reducing its total to 168.71 mln, and China Unicom lost 55,000 fixed-line subs, dropping its total to 92.35 mln. China Telecom added 1.25 mln new broadband subscribers to reach 80.4 mln, and China Unicom added 933,000 new broadband subs to reach 58.296 mln.

http://www.marbridgeconsulting.com/marbridgedaily/2012-04-27/article/55702/china_telcos_announce_march_2012_subscriber_totals