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Wednesday
Jun292016

MWC Asia: It's a dude's world in telecom 

It's a man's world: the mobile industry and the China government have that in common. The MWC Shanghai opening ceremony concluded with the VIPs on stage - that's 11 men from the GSMA, the Chinese operators and several layers of the Chinese government. Plus one woman, Sihan Bo Chen, head of Asia for GSMA Ltd, who acted as interpreter for CEO John Hoffman.

 

China Telecom chairman Yang Jie didn't stint on the historical context, starting his presentation with the dawn of civilisation 8000 years ago.

 

NTT DoCoMo's new CEO, Kazuhiro Yoshizawa, said the operator had defied the global decline in revenue by its expansion into non-traditional services, in particular its d+ content platform and retail loyalty scheme. It is also innovating with “tapless”, or touchless, phone functionality: for example, being able to make a call by shaking the phone or hanging up by setting it down.

From a GSMA announcement today: By 2020, 50 billion IoT devices will be connected, of which 10 billion will be in China. That's the same ratio as today: 5 billion globally and 1 billion in China.

 

Wednesday
Jun082016

China's innovation problem: weak science

One of China’s most prominent scientists warns that despite the heavy investment in science, the field is stymied by the country’s weak scientific tradition and an inability to attract talent.

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Friday
Jun032016

From quantum FOMO to LoveNuts: a day at RISE 

The promise and trepidation of quantum, a plan to bring PCs to the unwashed and an encounter with a smart adult toy. All in a day at RISE, the 24-hour party conference.

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Monday
May092016

China's new broadband cable guy 

China's newest operator, the under-sized state-owned cable player, has a hard road to travel.

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Sunday
Apr172016

What can Huawei become?

The security phobia surrounding Huawei has disguised the inventiveness and resilience of the Chinese firm. Last year it clocked a third of all telecom vendor revenues and despite the slowdown in operator spend it's confident of doubling total B2B sales by the end of the decade.

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