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Analyst: China Mobile Could Help Band 41 Support Make it Into New iPhone

August 21, 2014 11:42 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

China Mobile might be able to help convince Apple to put Band 41 support in the new iPhone, according to BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk. The move would be a boost to Sprint, whose massive holdings in the 2.5 GHz Band didn’t factor into the LTE support in the current iPhone models. Sprint took possession of that swath of spectrum after last year acquiring Clearwire.

Despite China Mobile iPhone Launch, iOS Bleeds Share in China

July 1, 2014 10:05 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Despite Apple and China Mobile, the largest carrier in China and the world, celebrating the long...

China Mobile 1Q Profits Take Hit on iPhone Subsidies

April 22, 2014 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

China Mobile saw profits drop for a third straight quarter on the impact of iPhone subsidies and...

FirstNews Briefs: Transit Wireless, NetScout, China Mobile, DragonWave, Ceragon

February 19, 2014 9:17 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent are demonstrating their progress in the development of network...

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China Mobile, NSN Complete Live VoLTE Test on TD-LTE

January 31, 2014 9:43 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) announced the completion of a VoLTE test on China Mobile’s TD-LTE network. NSN performed a live VoLTE call and ran through multiple test cases on a pre-commercial network in Fuzhou. NSN deployed its enhanced Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (eSRVCC) solution during the testing process.

Apple Sells 51M iPhones in 1Q as Profits Hold Steady

January 27, 2014 5:47 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

As expected, Apple broke records during its holiday quarter, selling 51 million iPhones and posting $57.6 billion in quarterly revenue. On those sales figures, Apple saw $13.1 billion in net profit, matching what it posted in the year-ago quarter despite gross margins shrinking annually to 37.9 percent from 38.6 percent.

Apple Poised for Record Quarter as Market Share Slides

January 27, 2014 10:11 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

When the company Monday announces its fiscal first quarter numbers, analyst estimates put it safely ahead of the same quarter last year in at least a few categories. iPhone estimates range around 54 million for the quarter, trouncing the record 47.8 million the company sold in the first quarter of 2013.

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Nokia Handset Sales, Network Profits Slide in 4Q

January 23, 2014 10:24 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

In the final quarter before Microsoft is due to take ownership of its device business, Nokia saw the unit’s sales drop 29 percent annually while profits continued to sink into the red. Microsoft is buying Nokia’s handset business for approximately $7.4 billion. The transaction is expected to close near the end of the first quarter.

Apple’s Cook Talks Up New iPhone Deal with China Mobile

January 15, 2014 10:13 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Cook told an audience including the Wall Street Journal that Apple already sold a record number of iPhones in China during the company’s still-unreported fiscal first quarter. With reports surfacing that Apple supplier Foxconn shipped 1.4 million iPhone 5Ss last week ahead of the China Mobile launch Friday, Apple could keep seeing huge smartphone sales emerging from China.

Breaking Down China: Why China Mobile is Big for Apple

December 24, 2013 8:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sales of Apple Inc.'s iPhone are growing in China but their share of the smartphone market has shrunk. Apple faces intense competition from Samsung and Chinese brands. The following list shows how Apple's market share has declined over the past year while those of most of its biggest rivals have grown.

iPhone Officially Coming to China Mobile

December 23, 2013 9:54 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The iPhone is officially heading to the world’s largest wireless operator. Apple yesterday announced a multi-year deal with China Mobile that will put the iPhone 5s and 5c in China Mobile’s retail stores as well as Apple retail stores across China starting Jan. 17 of next year. Pre-orders for the devices will begin Dec. 25 on China Mobile’s website.

First News Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, China Mobile, Tangoe, Telit, GENBAND, Spirent, Huawei

December 12, 2013 11:00 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Tangoe, Inc., a global provider of Connection Lifecycle Management (CLM) software and related services, announced the launch of Matrix, an integrated solution suite comprised of software and services to address the entire lifecycle of an enterprise’s mobile, fixed, machine, cloud, IT and social communications.

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First News Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, China Mobile, Adaptrum, StickNFind, Altera, NEC

November 14, 2013 10:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

StickNFind, makers of the StickNFind stickers and beacons, announced the launch of its StickNFind Enterprise Beacon, a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon solution for the needs of in-store marketers and/or outdoor placements, where battery life and accurate temperature sensing reporting are key for enterprise applications.

China Mobile Profit Down on Tougher Competition

October 22, 2013 11:14 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING (AP) — China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by subscribers, said its latest quarterly profit tumbled 8.7 percent due to tougher competition. Profit in the three months ended Sept. 30 was 28.4 billion yuan ($4.5 billion), down from 31.1 billion yuan a year earlier, the state-owned carrier said.

China Mobile Chooses ALU lightRadio for TD-LTE Rollout

September 30, 2013 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

China Mobile has chosen Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio 4G TD-LTE overlay for the nationwide rollout of what will be the world's largest 4G network. China Mobile has been actively carrying out large-scale TD-LTE live network trials in China for more than three years and is now scaling the deployments. 

New iPhone Supports China Mobile’s TD-LTE Bands

September 11, 2013 10:25 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple’s new iPhone is showing support for TD-LTE bands 38, 39 and 40, the bands China Mobile is using for its LTE network. Supporting those particular bands is further evidence suggesting that an iPhone partnership could finally be coming for Apple and China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier.

China Mobile Awards $3.2B in 4G Equipment Contracts

August 23, 2013 9:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Huawei and ZTE have snagged 50 percent of the $3.2 billion worth of the contracts to build out China Mobile's TD-LTE network. Nokia Siemens and Ericsson each landed 11 percent shares of the project, while Alcatel-Lucent secured a 13 percent share of the business...

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China Mobile 1H Profit Edges Up Just 1.5 Percent

August 15, 2013 1:43 pm | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

State-owned China Mobile's first half-profit rose just 1.5 percent as the world's biggest phone company by subscribers grappled with rising competition. The weak earnings growth underscores the Beijing-based company's intensifying battle to maintain dominance...

China Mobile Nearing Deal with Apple

August 15, 2013 9:55 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

China Mobile’s 740 million subscribers make it the biggest carrier in the world and an obvious target for Apple to extend its brand in China. China Telecom and China Unicom, the second and third biggest carriers in China, both carry the iPhone and have seen boosts in data consumption because of it.

TD-LTE: Ready for Liftoff

March 14, 2012 12:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

With China Mobile sent back to the bench, does that mean TD-LTE is out of the running? Not by a long shot.

Clearwire LTE Plans Intact as Partner China Mobile Hits Snag

March 13, 2012 7:12 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Clearwire says its TD-LTE plans remain unchanged despite a major setback at key technology partner China Mobile, whose mobile broadband plans could be delayed by the Chinese government's plan to hold off on granting licenses for the service.

Clearwire, China Mobile Deepen TD-LTE Partnership

January 17, 2012 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Clearwire and China Mobile want to use their respective unpaired spectrum holdings in the 2.5 GHz band for TD-LTE, but there's a catch...

Clearwire, China Mobile Get Going on TD-LTE Gadgets

September 15, 2011 8:14 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Clearwire has teamed up with the world's largest wireless operator, China Mobile, to spur the development of TD-LTE devices.

China Mobile 1H Profit Rises to $9.6 Billion

August 18, 2011 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China Mobile Ltd. said Thursday its first-half profit rose 6.3 percent as sales were boosted by greater usage of mobile Internet devices.

Former China Mobile Exec Guilty in Bribery Case

July 22, 2011 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former deputy chairman of state-owned China Mobile Ltd. was convicted Friday of taking bribes and sentenced to prison.

China's Mobile Subs Reach 842M

January 20, 2011 6:52 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

China's wireless subscriber base swelled to 841.94 million in December, the country's top three operators reported.

NTT DoCoMo, China Mobile and KT Corp Team Up

January 19, 2011 6:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Asian carriers NTT DoCoMo (Japan) China Mobile (China) and KT Corporation (South Korea) today announced a broad-based business agreement.

Linux Chief: China Mobile Nod a Major Driver

November 3, 2010 8:26 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

China Mobile, the world's largest operator by subscriber base, joined the Linux Foundation yesterday.

Moto Launches New Ming Phones for China

August 30, 2010 7:52 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Motorola Monday launched three new Ming series Android smartphones for China Telcom, China Unicom and China Mobile.

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