Chinese mobile data usage to make great leap forward

3 top carriers expected to market aggressively to rural China

Reuters

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - Data traffic on Chinese mobile devices jumped almost 50 percent last year but overall usage was modest by global standards, reflecting low consumption in rural areas that hasn't gone unnoticed by telecoms firms.

Xiaomi to start small in U.S., with earphones and bands

No plan for phones and tablets now, partly because of carrier subsidy structure, which eliminates Xiaomi's cost advantage

Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Xiaomi [XTC.UL], China's largest smartphone company, will begin selling headphones, smart wristbands and other accessories online in the United States in coming months, taking its first tentative step onto Apple Inc's home turf without its signature Mi mobile devices.

The company also said it is close to securing a manufacturing partner in Brazil, which will help it skirt punishing tariffs on imported electronics when it begins sales in Latin America's largest economy in the first half of this year.

China's internet population hits 649 million, 86 pct on phones

Huge part of China's potential remains untapped in smaller cities and rural areas

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China had 649 million internet users by the end of 2014, with 557 million of those using handsets to go online, said a government report on Tuesday, as the world's biggest smartphone market continues its shift to mobile.

While growth is slowing, China's total internet population still rose by 31 million in 2014, said the report by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Growth in mobile internet users was faster, at 57 million.

U.S. businesses urge China to postpone new cybersecurity policies

Firms planning to sell computer equipment to banks would have to set up R&D centers in the country

Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. business lobbies have called for "urgent discussions" with the Chinese government over new cybersecurity regulations that would force technology vendors to Chinese banks to hand over secret source code and adopt Chinese encryption algorithms.

Cybersecurity has been a significant irritant in U.S.-China ties, with both sides trading accusations of abuses.

In China, VPN internet access tools suffer further disruptions

Technological arms race to one-up China's 'Great Firewall'

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Internet services that allow people to freely access blocked websites and apps from within China have seen more severe disruptions this week, said three providers, moves that Chinese state media said were justified.

The services affected include popular Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers Astrill, StrongVPN and Golden Frog, which are engaged in a technological arms race to one-up China's highly sophisticated Great Firewall internet censorship system.

Facebook, Xiaomi discussed possible investment in the Chinese smartphone maker

Sources say Facebook wants to get into China, and Xiaomi is keen to expand outside

Reuters

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Mark Zuckerberg and Xiaomi Inc CEO Lei Jun discussed a potential investment by Facebook in China's top smartphone maker ahead of its $1.1 billion fundraising last month, but a deal never materialized, several people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

China's Huawei Technologies says 2014 profit likely rose 17 percent

China's 3 carriers built an estimated 1 million 4G towers by end of 2014

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd likely booked a 17 percent increase in operating profit last year, as worldwide adoption of fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology boosted earnings at China's leading telecommunications equipment maker.

Profit likely reached 33.9 billion yuan ($5.47 billion) to 34.3 billion yuan in 2014, on a roughly 20 percent increase in revenue at 287 billion yuan to 289 billion yuan, the company said on Tuesday in unaudited results.

Wireless China Industry Summit

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

China:

The upcoming Wireless China Industry Summit is the leading event of its kind addressing the full scope of next generation wireless technologies and their innovative applications. An educational program provides insightful knowledge about a broad range of critical issues and exciting new developments. Whether your interest is from the perspective of a wireless enduser, application developer, systems integrator, reseller, a manufacturer or service provider, the surest way to get yourself and your organization fully ready for a dynamic wireless world is by participating.

Optinet China Conference & China FTTH Forum

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
End Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015

China:

As the nation’s premier event for optical communications and networking , OptiNet China offers world-class presentations on issues critical to telecom operators from increasing bandwidth and operational efficiency to lowering costs and achieving greater flexibility, automation and better control of the optical and data layer. An educational program led by the eminent Wei Leping, Director of China Telecom's Science & Technology Committee draws on the knowledge and experience of distinguished experts from around the world. 

China SDN/NFV Conference

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

China:

The 3rd China SDN/NFV Conference allows you to catch up on all the exciting new developments for creating your SDN and NFV strategy, running your SDN and NFV evaluation projects, and other initiatives. Over 700 delegates took part in the inaugural China SDN/NFV Conference in 2013 and more than 900 attended the second event in 2014 which provided a lively forum for discussions, information exchange, and dialogue.

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