According to informed sources of Tencent Technology, China Mobile has recently launched the 4G trials in 13 cities, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu. At present Shanghai, Tianjin, Fuzhou, Xiamen and Chengdu have open for user registration, other cities will also gradually start the user enrollment.
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on May 17 released the “Notice of pilot work on mobile communication resale business”(hereinafter referred to as” Notice “), mobile communications resale business pilot project was formally launched, which encourages and guides private capital to enter further into the telecommunications industry.
Mobile communication resale business is the purchase of mobile communications services from basic telecommunications services for mobile network operators, and the service can be repackaged into a third-party brand to be sold to end users. “Notice” pointed out that the mobile communication resale companies can not build wireless network, core network, transmission network and mobile communication network infrastructure. But they must establish a customer service system. Based on the needs, they can establish a business management platform as well as billing, business accounts and other business support systems. The mobile communication resale business does not include the resale of satellite mobile communication services. “Notice” also made clear that, mobile communication resale business is classified as the second class of basic telecommunications services, and managed as value-added telecommunications business.
According to informed sources, the European Commission intends to issue a formal warning to China, indicating that it is ready to impose sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei and ZTE with the charge of “illegal subsidies obtained by the two companies”.
April 30, China Telecom today announced that China Telecom will cut again the international roaming charges from May 1, 2013 which covers the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Egypt, South Africa and other countries and regions. After the international roaming tariff adjustment, making of answering calls from these countries and regions in mainland China, or answer the phone in the countries and regions, the tariff is not more than 2.99 yuan / minute, the average fell more than 50%.
According to the Tencent News on April 20, a Ms 7.0 earthquake occurred this morning in Ya’an, Sichuan. Communication service was blocked in some areas of Ya’An. Staff of China Mobile expressed in an telephone interview that no downtime or service suspension will be encountered for all China mobile users in the affected zones even when their mobile remaining balance is zero.