Most China Mobile 4G users bought iPhone, chairman says
By: Don Reisinger | cnet | Posted: 22 Mar 2014, 09:59
This might be a good year for Apple in China.
China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua on Thursday said that "most" of his company's 1.3 million 4G customers have bought the iPhone -- an important success rate for Apple, considering the carrier only started selling the company's handset in January. And despite that figure appearing to be small, China Mobile reported that it expects its total number of 4G subscribers to jump to 50 million by year's end. If Apple can keep its lead, that could mean a boatload of iPhone sales in China.
China Mobile has long been the crown jewel in any device maker's plans. The company has 776 million mobile subscribers, making it the largest carrier in the world. China Mobile is aggressively expanding its 4G LTE presence in China, which was reportedly a prerequisite for Apple before it signed a deal with the company. That 4G deal appears to be paying off.
Still, it wasn't all good news for China Mobile on Thursday. The company reported its first profit drop in 14 years, blaming it on increased capital investment in 4G networks. Subsidies paid to companies like Apple were also to blame for the drop.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. on Thursday reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and flagged uncertain earnings prospects for its key handset business, fuelling worries about its ability to return to growth.
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T-Mobile US Inc on Thursday posted its first net profit in a year, raised its forecasts for subscriber growth and reported the most postpaid phone subscriber additions in the industry.
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As revealed, the jointly established China Communications Facility Services Co., LTD by the three major operators in China would build about 120,000 new towers and responding IT rooms in the next three years, as well as the supporting facilities.
The top U.S. telecommunications regulator said on Wednesday he is "deeply troubled" by Verizon Communications Inc's plan to slow data downloads for some high-speed wireless customers remaining on the older unlimited data plans.
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Vodafone will be drawing from the low-band 850MHz spectrum holding that currents supports its 3G network to boost its 4G network coverage to aim at covering 95 percent of Australia's metropolitan population by the end of the year.
As the industry-leading manufacturer of optical transceivers, ATOP Corporation continues to have positive growth for six month in the first half of 2014, with an increase of 31.2% YoY, hitting a record high.
Summary: In the second quarter of this year, Huawei says it has seen rapid increases of handset shipments beyond its traditional Chinese stronghold.
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Netflix pays AT&T for connections that will be turned on "in the coming days."
Researchers in the US, funded by the US Air Force, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the National Science Foundation, have managed to turn air into an "optical fiber.”
China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said smartphone shipments in the first half rose 62 percent year-on-year, as it targets the more expensive smartphone sector dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.
318 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 111 countries, according to data released today by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) in its latest Evolution to LTE report.
It seems that despite Apple’s recent huge win over Samsung, the Cupertino company has decided to give up on chasing an injunction against the 23 Samsung products that they alleged have infringed upon their patents.
Recently, Elite Advanced Laser Corporation (eLASER) released its financial reports in June, which showed that the company hit a new record high in the areas of optical communications and optical information.
Hotel chains like the Radisson, Hilton, and Doubletree usually end up near the top of the list of approved places to stay for business trips. But if you’re looking for high-speed Wi-Fi, you might be better off avoiding them.
Cisco has quietly released details of a new version of its UCS servers and associated kit dubbed the UCS Mini”.
Hengtong Optic-electric announced July 28 that the company is expected to achieve net profit attributable to shareholders of the listed company about RMB 75.66 million to RMB 88.28 million in the first half of 2014, increased by 20%-40% compared with the same period last year.
Competition between mobile carriers can get rather intensive at times, and T-Mobile has come up with their Simple Choice Family Plan that laughs in the face of AT&T’s 'Best Ever Pricing for Families'.
Verizon has decided to throttle some users of its 4G network.
People living in London will be able to download films to their mobile phones in less than a second by 2020, Boris Johnson claims.
Huawei, a leading ICT solutions provider, today announced a partnership with FanPlay, a cloud-based digital content service provider that is part of Finalogic Business Technology, to launch agile stadium solutions.
Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd will focus on the overseas markets and non-communications markets in the future, according to the company's recent announcement.
A 13-year old girl in Texas had a rude awakening in the middle of the night not because the alarm on her smartphone went off or she received an unexpected call, it was actually because her smartphone caught fire underneath her pillow!
the shipment of ZTE mobile phones reached 28 million in 1H2014, of which the 4G ones amounted to 15 million, about 40% of the total shipments, said Zeng Xuezhong, head of ZTE mobile phone business.
Recently, the "SDN industry alliance" preparatory committee was held in Beijing, 16 representatives of the SDN industry chain discussed the development of SDN industry, and signed a proposal for the "SDN industry alliance".
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