China to start issuing 4G licenses later this year

China to start issuing 4G licenses later this year

The Chinese government plans to formally issue 4G licenses later this year, with China Mobile already working on its network. According to Premier Li Keqiang, the world’s most populous nation is aiming for annual average growth of 20% in the information consumption industry from 2013 to 2015. As we said, China Mobile is already deploying…

China Mobile launches LTE on Mount Everest

China Mobile launches LTE on Mount Everest

China Mobile has deployed a Huawei-made LTE base station atop Mount Everest, which is 5,200 meters above sea level. More than 200 guests were at a ceremony marking the launch of the service, and they [guests] were able to see the demo that included live HD video streaming from a Mount Everest base camp to…

China Mobile starting LTE trials next month

China Mobile starting LTE trials next month

China Mobile is getting ready to trial its 4G service next month in Shanghai. Starting from June 1st, the world’s largest mobile operator will be inviting around 5,000 users to start testing the TD-LTE based service. As part of its preparations, China Mobile has built 1,000 base stations, 700 outdoors and 300 indoors, to cover…

Orange, China Mobile team-up on NFC services

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Orange and China Mobile have signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal to accelerate the commercialization of NFC-based services by integrating standardized technical protocols into their respective service offerings. The two companies will work together to ensure the large-scale adoption of SIM-based NFC services and the availability of compatible devices in a open and…

China Mobile working on its own-brand phones

China Mobile working on its own-brand phones

China Mobile will join a number of other carriers to offer its own-branded devices in order to “fill gaps” in the market that the company feels are not served by other handset vendors. During the China Mobile Global Developers Conference 2012 held in Guangzhou, the carrier’s CEO Li Yue said that China Mobile will also…

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