Tag: China Mobile
Chinese support would boost 700 MHz across Asia
Apr 05, 2019
by Richard Handford

China appears to be getting closer to releasing the 700 MHz band for mobile use. The benefits of the band for mobile broadband, including rural and in-building coverage, are well documented. Chinese support, as well as making 700 MHz available domestically, would enable neighbouring Hong Kong and Macau to move ahead… Read more...

Three Hong Kong to pass on mmWave spectrum – for now
Mar 11, 2019
by Richard Handford

One of the territory’s incumbent operators has passed up the chance to bid for spectrum in the 26 GHz and 28 GHz bands - a situation that may also arise in other countries in the early stages of 5G. Read more...

Jan 04, 2019
by Jonathan Watson

China's mobile operators continue to be very active in preparing for 5G and hope to launch services by 2020. China continues to promote TDD technologies and is considering allocating 4.5 GHz for 5G Read more...

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 Mobile
Dec 10, 2018
by Dugie Standeford

China Mobile operates only in its home country but has the world's largest 4G network by number of subscribers. Under its "Big Connectivity" strategy, it remains focused on leading the development of the mobile market while continuing its strong participation in global 5G activities. The operator initially favours C-band for… 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...

3.3 – 3.8 GHz
Sep 28, 2018
by Toby Youell

The premier mid-range global 5G band. Many countries plan to assign at least 300 MHz of spectrum in this band for 5G networks. In the short-run, usage is likely to be dominated by 4G for capacity constrained areas or FWA in rural areas. Read more...

2.1 GHz
Sep 27, 2018
by Toby Youell

The core 3G band in most countries, the 2.1 GHz band may be refarmed to 4G in due course. Read more...

Jan 12, 2018
by Jonathan Watson

China's government and its three mobile network operators (MNOs) are actively preparing for 5G. The MNOs expect to launch commercial services by 2020. Read more...

AT&T 2018
Aug 29, 2017
by Dugie Standeford

US and Mexican operator AT&T is investing heavily in expanding its network capacity and in securing the spectrum needed to meet its long-term needs. It is also shifting spectrum used for 2G to its 3G and 4G networks as it moves toward 5G. Read more...