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China Mobile says half a million phone calls were made during Olympic Ceremonies

You’re in the fourth largest country in the world, sitting in a stadium filled with thousands of people present there to watch some of the most spectacular shows and acts ever made, what do you do? I, for one, would have my eyes glued to the performers. But that’s not what the 24,000 users, present […]

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China unveils massive mobile shake-up

With the world’s biggest mobile market, China, has decided that its communications industry is ripe for a shake up. And what a shake up: the Chinese government has decided to create new, merged telecoms companies to sell mobile, as well as internet and fixed, connections. As a result of the changes, China Unicom and China […]

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China Mobile, Softbank, Voda team on widgets

Vodafone has decided to team up with China Mobile and Japanese operator Softbank – formerly Vodafone’s Japanese arm – to create a new lab charged with developing new tech, services and applications. Unsuprisingly, it’s web based services that will receive the bulk of the attention, including widgets that should be compatible with any handset or […]

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Chinese 3G kicks off on 1 April

It looks like China’s 3G efforts are inching closer to reality. According to reports, China Mobile will kick off its trials of homegrown 3G standard TD-SCDMA in eight cities from 1 April: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Qinhuangdao. Forbes says the operator will give away 20,000 TD-SCDMA mobile numbers free and will […]

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200 million Chinese mobile users get spam SMS

In a country the size of China with all those hundreds of millions of subscribers, when things go wrong, they can go wrong on a very large scale. Just ask China Mobile. According to Xinhua, seven online advertising firms “arbitrarily sent commercial text messages to over 200 million cell phone users” on China Mobile and […]

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China Unicom readies Olympics content for foreign visitors

China Unicom has leapt firmly on the Olympics bandwagon, announcing a slew of new content in time for the sports extravaganza later this year. According to Xinhua, the mobile operator will launch foreign language services and an international business centre. Xinhua also adds that China Unicom will also provide English, Korean and Japanese hotline services […]