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 pushes for 40% faster internet, opens to private investment

A month after China’s Premier Li Keqiang criticised the mobile internet for being expensive and slow, the State Council, the country’s cabinet, has called on telecoms operators to boost internet speeds by 40 per cent, expand broadband access in rural …

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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 Telecom, Unicom get green light to expand FDD-LTE trials

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) today approved requests from China Telecom and China Unicom to expand their hybrid LTE network trials to an additional 15 cities, giving them licences to operate FDD-LTE services in 56 markets. Currently …

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Chinese operators to set up infrastructure sharing JV

China’s three mobile network operators are in talks to set up a joint venture to manage the construction of network towers, the country’s regulator has confirmed.