TCL trumpets strong smartphone growth

Chinese device maker TCL said it had shipped 20.9 million smart devices in the first six months of 2015, marking a year-on-year growth of 39 per cent. The company said total sales of handsets and other products reached 34.8 million …

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Telefonica, Unicom ink smartphone pact

Telefonica and China Unicom revealed a smartphone joint procurement deal, “helping both companies deliver richer data services to a broader group of their consumers in China, Latin America and Europe”. A first round has already been completed, involving 4G smartphones. …

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China’s 4G connections hit 201M; Unicom sees total base dip

China’s 4G user base hit 201 million at the end of May, up by 100 million from the end of 2014, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). China Mobile added 80 million 4G connections in the …

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China Unicom partners with Letv on bundled 4G smartphone

China Unicom and Letv have launched the Le 1 China Unicom edition 4G smartphone, which the operator will market through its online and offline channels. The new version comes bundled with a free data plan (6GB per month), text & …

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China’s operators set to make significant cuts to data pricing

China’s three operators have committed to sizeable reductions to their data prices, as well as improving network speeds, following political pressure from the country’s leadership, said Reuters. The move by China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom could spur the …

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China Mobile adds 53M 4G connections in Q1

China Mobile’s 4G march picked up steam in the first quarter, with the country’s leading operator (and the world’s largest) widening the gap with the number 2 and 3 players as it added 53 million 4G connections. Its 4G connections jumped …

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China’s FDD-LTE licences to be issued in May — report

An ambition by China Telecom and China Unicom to be on equal 4G footing with market leader China Mobile is putting pressure on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) to speed up the issue of full nationwide FDD-LTE licences, with …

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China’s 4G connections double to 100M in Q4

China Mobile more than doubled its 4G connections in Q4, reporting 90 million 4G connections just a year after it was granted a TD-LTE licence, helping take the country’s total LTE connections base past the 100 million mark. The market …

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China Telecom returning to peak, adds 1.3M connections in Nov

China Telecom added 1.31 million mobile connections in November and now has a total of 184 million (including 116 million 3G). But for the full year, it has still lost 1.44 million connections. This is the fourth consecutive monthly gain …

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