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)

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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?

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.

Reforming the Chinese AV Supervision

Posted in Media in China, Telecoms Policy on March 14, 2013 by thomas4infosoc

“Yes, we will completely back the long-term efforts of our manager, he has the unconditional support of the board and the team!”

GAPP Director Denies GAPP and SARFT Merger Plan (3/06/13)

http://www.marbridgeconsulting.com/marbridgedaily/2013-03-06/article/63872/gapp_director_denies_gapp_and_sarft_merger_plan

“We have had intensive discussions and did not see any other way to ensure sustained success for the team in these very difficult times but to part ways with the manager. We have had very good talks with replacement candidates over the last weeks.”

GAPP to Merge with SARFT (3/10/13)

http://www.marbridgeconsulting.com/marbridgedaily/2013-03-11/article/63991/gapp_to_merge_with_sarft

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.

OpenChina-ICT Dialogue Conference November 15-16, 2012 in Beijing

Posted in etctetera, Internet World on September 19, 2012 by thomas4infosoc

This should a great event for information exchange between Chinese and EU ICT experts and policy-makers. Free of charge:

November 15-16, 2012
Wenjin Hotel – Beijing, P.R. China
Registration form | Speaker form | B2B form
Event flyer | B2B event brochure Participants tips
For complementary information, please contact the event organisers

The OpenChina-ICT 2-days Dialogue Conference will be held at Wenjin Hotel on November 15-16, 2012 in Beijing, P.R. China, with the support of the European Commission.

The event (free of charge) aims at developing concrete recommendations for actions for international cooperation in ICT between Europe and China. It will comprise one day dedicated to discussions on ways of improving support to current EU-China cooperation and on enhancing direct dialogues among policy‐makers and ICT research communities of China and Europe. The second day will include one-on-one business matchmaking among European and Chinese companies and a study visit for European visitors to have a better view of the overall infrastructure and environment of R&D in China.

http://openchina-ict.eu/project-events/dialogue-conference-in-china/