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China’s 3G Speeds Are Not Even One Tenth Those of Korea and Japan

China’s 3G network speed is still not even one tenth the average speeds of Korea and Japan, a quality assessment conducted by UMNet revealed today. In October 2012, average 3G rates  in China were 52.51Kb/s, with China Unicom speeds being the fastest at 55.04Kb/s, China Telecom’s service averaged 49.67Kb/s, and China Mobile averaged 28.26Kb/s. In…

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China Telecom Will Have the iPhone 5 in December

China Telecom has announced that the iPhone 5 will be available on its network sometime in December, though a concrete date has not yet been determined. They have told reporters negotiations with Apple have finished, and there is a possibility that they will release the iPhone 5 before China Unicom. With anticipation mounting in China…

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China Unicom Scraps Cisco Equipment in Jiangsu Project, Industry Insiders Prophesy War

China has never had an easy relationship with the US where the Internet is concerned, and it does not look like it is getting any better. Described as a safety measure, but more likely as a political response to the recent findings of the US Committee on Huawei, China Unicom has decided not to use…

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iPhone 5 Being Sold on Chinese Market for $1270USD

The iPhone 5 hit markets last Friday in Hong Kong, and Mainland Chinese are already getting their hands on the 16GB version for a hefty grey market price of $1270 (8000 RMB). For the record, the iPhone 5 is officially selling for $724 in Hong Kong. Apple may receive a lukewarm reception in China, as…

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China Unicom Says iPhone 5 Will Come to China Within Three Months

It looks like China will be getting the iPhone 5 earlier than expected. Pending regulatory approval, China Unicom is slated to release the new model within three months of the launch on September 21st. This is an unusual development for China, where Apple releases are often delayed for more than three months, reports The Next…

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Baidu and Tencent Are Now Worth More Than China Telecom and China Unicom

It appears that the influence of telecom operators in China is waning a bit, as it is revealed today that China Telecom and China Unicom’s market capitalizations have been superseded this year by Baidu and Tencent . According to MIIT’s Cao Shumin, as of February 2012, a group of 56 Internet companies including Baidu, Tencent,…

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China Unicom Chooses Samsung for Tablet Partnership

Confirming that competitors are looking to stir up some trouble for Apple, it has been revealed today that China Unicom will be cooperating with Samsung for its first tablet partnership ever targeting the broader Chinese public. The model of the tablet will most likely be the popular Galaxy P3100. According to reports, China Unicom will…

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China Telecom: 3G for 15RMB Per Month

Perhaps in response to the rising importance of smartphone markets in China, Beijing Telecom – a Beijing branch of China Telecom – is rumored today to have a 15RMB ($2.50) monthly 3G card in the pipeline. This is in response to China Unicom’s May 17th release of a similar 20RMB ($3.00) card, which allegedly sold…

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Shao Guanglu, Senior Vice President of China Unicom, Delivers Keynote at #theGMIC

Shao Guanglu, Senior Vice President of China Unicom offered his perspective on the future of the mobile internet industry in China.  Mr. Guanglu suggested that traditional voice services will be replaced by mobile internet services in the near future.  According to Mr. Guanglu, there is a clear explosion of data traffic across the mobile industry; however, he…

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Internet in China: Speed Remains Comparatively Slow

China’s Internet population has soared in recent years, yet it has not been coupled by greater broadband availability. Despite the rising prominence of China’s web space and the fervor of its users, reports have consistently shown that the speed of Internet access remains modest in comparison to its neighbors in Asia, particularly South Korea and…

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