More about "China"
China’s backing of 2.6 GHz for 5G could influence other countries
Jan 02, 2019
by Richard Handford

Unusually, the country’s three operators were all given different bands for 5G by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Market leader China Mobile might emerge as the main beneficiary, analysts say.  Read more...

China Telecom-backed new entrant has big ambitions for the Philippines
Nov 30, 2018
by Richard Handford

Mislatel, the China Telecom-backed mobile newcomer in the Philippines, has committed to covering more than a third of the country’s population a year after launch. The consensus is that it can be done, but that might not be the operator's biggest challenge.  Read more...

The 700 MHz band is still unavailable for mobile broadband in many Asian countries
Nov 02, 2018
by Richard Handford

Many countries across the Asia-Pacific region are still waiting to see the benefits of the digital dividend, available through the sought-after 700 MHz band.  Read more...

China eyes spectrum plan for connected cars
Oct 22, 2018
by Richard Handford

China’s heft might aid the adoption of networked vehicles, although initial road safety applications appear low-key and history suggests progress in this sector will run at a stately pace.  Read more...

Hong Kong takes innovative approach to SUFs for mmWave bands
Aug 20, 2018
by Richard Handford

Hong Kong’s proposals for the 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands include a new approach to spectrum utilisation fees (SUFs). Read more...

Indonesia demos 5G in Asian Games and targets 2022 for full launch
Aug 10, 2018
by Richard Handford

Indonesia is a huge market but its vast archipelago of islands means satellite is vitally important. The country is currently studying which bands can be used for 5G without compromising its existing services. Read more...

China invests in developing countries’ digital switchovers
May 09, 2018
by Toby Youell

China is promoting its terrestrial broadcasting standard and funding the digital switchover in various developing countries. Read more...

Mobile penetration is higher without auctions, study claims
Apr 04, 2018
by Richard Handford

The auction versus beauty contest debate is alive and well in the mobile industry as it heads towards 5G contests. Read more...

Japan and China eye 4.5 GHz band for 5G
Feb 01, 2018
by Cyrus Yau

Japan's regulator and mobile operators have been focusing on the 4.5 GHz band as they race to launch 5G in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Read more...

Satellite industry faces up to threat of relocation from C-band in Asia-Pacific
Nov 30, 2017
by Richard Handford

Inmarsat could be one of those to lose out as satellite operators contemplate relocation from parts of the C-band (3.4-4.2 GHz) in a number of Asian countries. Read more...