SoftBank unit invests in Alibaba-backed online education firm

Reuters

An online education company backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday that a unit of Softbank Corp had made a strategic investment in the company for an undisclosed amount.

The investment in TutorGroup from SBI Group (Tokyo, Japan), formerly known as Softbank Finance Group and one of Asia's biggest venture capital firms, follows a capital raising of nearly $100 million for TutorGroup in February from Alibaba (Hangzhou, China), Singapore state investor Temasek Inc and China's Qiming Venture Partners (Shanghai).

China outspending US on smart-grid technology: BNEF

China is now outspending the US on the installation of smart-grid technology, investing as much as $4.3 billion in 2013, according to new research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

Much of China’s spending last year went on the rollout of some 62 million smart meters, bringing the total number it has deployed to just less than 250 million.

The China Healthcare ICT Conference 2014

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014
End Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014

China:

The China Healthcare ICT Conference will be held at 24-25 April in Beijing. This event will gather 200+ senior executives and decision makers from Hospitals/Clinics LHINs, Pubic Health Service, CCACs 39%, Healthcare ODMs 15%, Healthcare software/solution Developer12%, Healthcare Terminal OEMs 14% and so on. 

ID Systems wins $935,000 remote-monitoring contract in China

Remote-monitoring specialist ID Systems says it has received a purchase order worth $935,000 from a Chinese customer that is one of the world’s biggest consumer packaged goods companies.

ID Systems (Woodcliff Lake, NJ, USA) did not disclose the identity of the Chinese customer, but said the contract will see it deploy its PowerFleet wireless vehicle management system on fleets of industrial trucks at three of the company’s Chinese facilities.

It also indicated the company in question was a “long-time ID Systems customer”.

The 2nd China Carriers Forum 2014 Forum

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
End Date: 
Friday, March 21, 2014

Beijing:

“The 2nd Annual China Carriers Forum” to be held on 20th-21st March 2014 Beijing, is organized by Genesis Resourcing Consulting China and endorsed by IGRS Alliance.This event has become the most innovative and focused, high profile world famous Carriers industry event in China,and it will help you to explore the key market drivers and challenges that will drive the future of infotainment and carriers systems in China. 

China smart grid set to get smarter: ABI Research

Although some 200 million new electricity meters have been installed across China since the turn of the decade, only about a quarter of these are equipped with the bi-directional technology that facilitates “true” smart meter capabilities, like demand response.

Indeed, rollouts by China’s State Grid Corporation of China (Beijing) and Southern Grid Utilities (Guangzhou) have seen the introduction of both unconnected meters and ones that support only single-direction communications.

ZTE deploys VoLTE in Guangzhou for China Mobile

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE has said it is helping China Mobile to deploy voice over LTE (VoLTE) services on its network in Guangzhou in what it calls an important step to a wider national rollout.

The company says its technology ensures that users do not experience any disruption when switching between 3G and 4G networks for voice calls.

It is using a system known as Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (eSRVCC) to allow seamless handovers between the two network standards.

China to be world's second-biggest m-health market by 2015: PwC

China will need to adopt transformative technologies and medical practices if it is to meet healthcare reform goals for 2015, according to PwC.

China approves pilot to open mobile telecoms market, boost competition

Reuters

China has approved a pilot scheme allowing private companies to piggy back on the country's three dominant telecommunications providers to offer own-brand mobile services, opening the world's largest mobile phone market to increased competition.

Authorities have approved 11 private "virtual carriers" to resell mobile telecommunications services, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said in a statement on its website on Thursday.

Huawei backs 4G technology for M2M

China’s Huawei has thrown its considerable weight behind the promotion of 4G technology for use with M2M services.

In a statement about its progress on winning 4G business, the equipment vendor said that while LTE networks are today being used mainly to connect people to the internet they would increasingly provide support for M2M and Internet of Things solutions.

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