Posts Tagged: telecom


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Why did Alibaba and Jingdong apply for mobile telecom licenses?

Yesterday news broke that China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the regulator of the country’s three state-own...

  • December 27, 2013
  • at 2:36 pm
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Ooredoo plans to give telecom jobs and training to 30,000 women in Myanmar

At the beginning of this summer, it was announced that two companies, including the Qatar-owned telecom company Ooredoo, had been granted th...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Rumor: Tencent Partnering with Telecom to Offer WeChat Subscription Plans

Apparently, at least one of China’s telecoms is reading Tech in Asia*! On Thursday, I suggested that China’s telecoms ought to o...

  • July 13, 2013
  • at 3:43 am
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Globe vs Smart: Philippine Telcos Continue Stiff Competition

The competition in the telco space in the Philippines is rather tough. With only two huge leaders in this arena, both grapple to be the top ...

  • June 6, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
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For the Future of Chinese Startups, Tencent’s WeChat Must Not Subsidize the Telcos

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is pressuring Tencent to subsidize telcos in China for supporting the huge ...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 11:58 am
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China Considers Plan to Allow Internet Companies to Become Virtual Telecom Operators

China’s telecom marketplace is currently dominated by three state-owned behemoths: China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. But t...

  • January 9, 2013
  • at 12:05 am
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China Establishes State-Run Telecom/Internet Company

Our friends at SARFT have been quiet recently, so I figured they were working on something, and it turns out I’m right. In response to...

  • November 15, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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China Mobile Changes Shape, Separate Internet Company Coming Later This Year

In the era of former CEO Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile was organized according to Wang’s “One China Mobile” policy. The mass...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 1:30 am
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Security Researcher Finds Backdoor in China-Manufactured Chips

Lawmakers in the United States have been concerned about the security of hardware manufactured in China for years now, especially since many...

  • May 28, 2012
  • at 1:20 pm
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Thai protesters CAT telecom attacks cost $10 million in damage

On November 30, a group of unidentified protesters infiltrated CAT Telecom, Thailand’s state-owned telecommunications firm with the intent...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 4:09 pm
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Pakistan’s Telecom Regulator is Falling Apart

As we reported earlier, Pakistan’s telecom industry is pretty crazy. It has some of the highest taxes in the world, and operating in t...

  • July 26, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Telenor Will Invest Over $1 Billion in Pakistan 3G

Norwegian telecom group Telenor will invest $1.7 billion in Pakistan after acquiring a 3G spectrum, reports Propakistani. The massive invest...

  • June 21, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Huawei to US Market: Screw You Guys, We’re Going Home! [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Huawei says the Financial Times misunderstood what was said and actually it isn’t abandoning the US market. So much for the Am...

  • April 24, 2013
  • at 7:25 am
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China’s Virtual Telecom Market May Be Worth $11 Billion

Recently, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced a plan to permit telecom companies to lease out the...

  • January 22, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Telco Viettel Looks Beyond Vietnam, Targets 1 Billion Users by 2020

Viettel, Vietnam’s leading mobile telco (which holds over 37 percent of the market), is now looking for business opportunities abroad. In ...

  • December 27, 2012
  • at 6:21 pm
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China Has Over a Billion Mobile Phone Users, 192 Million 3G Users

As China continues its relentless march towards total connection and the inevitable borg assimilation that will follow, it’s good to c...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 8:00 am
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MIIT Asks People to Invest in China’s Telecom Industry

An official release yesterday from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) encourages members of the public to ...

  • June 28, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Chinese Police Crack Major International Telecom Fraud Case

Chinese police announced yesterday that on Wednesday, in collaboration with Taiwanese police and forces in other counties, they mounted a si...

  • May 25, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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