Monday, July 28, 2008

CMBB Mobile TV will support Beijing Olympics

7/28/2008, according to a recent Mobile Multi media broadcast TV summit held Beijing, a SARFT officer said the CMMB mobile TV network had covered 37 cities in mainland China. The CMMB service will be launched commercially in 2009. SARFT aimes to cover more than 300 cities in coming years.
For the coming Olympic games, SARFT build the CMMB network in all Olympic cities in mainland China. They will guarantee the service can be provided during the Olympic games.
On the other sides,many cellphone manufactures in China are now working on their TD/CMMB cellphone. They have to shipped them to China mobile before Aug. 6th. These handsets will be send to some guests of the olympic games as a gift.
These CMMB cellphone manufactures incluce ZTE, Legend and some others.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fiberhome announces FTTx milestone

7/23/2008, The 3rd largest Chinese communication equipment manufacture, Fiberhome in Wuhan today announced their FTTx equipments have been sold one million lines by the end of this June. Fiberhome also points out that there is a huge increase on sales compared with the same period in last year. Fiberhome's FTTx equipments have been deployed in nearly all provinces in China, and on overseas market, they got customers from Thailand, Russia, Italy, Austrila, and Latin America, North Europe etc.
Fiberhome began to research on FTTH technology since 1995. Now they mainly focous on EPON technology with more than 20 Chinese patents on EPON technology. Their EPON equipments have passed through the certification of big carriers in China.
In April 2005, the build the first FTTH experiment network in Wuhan.
Fiberhome didn't tell which kind of FTTx technology represented by this announcement.
Up to today, they are the only equipment provider in China who provides the market data on FTTx equipments.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Wireless broadband service for Beijing Olympics

7/9/2008, There will be free wireless broadband network services for travelers in Beijing before the end of the Beijing Olympic games. You can go to this website to find the account or password, or I can just list them for you here,
 Account1:wxbj1 PW:wicity Account2:wxbj2 PW:wicity Account3:wxbj3 PW:wicity
Today, you can find such a news from:
the title of the news is "ChinaTel Group Successfully Launches Broadband Wireless Internet Access Network in Beijing for CECT-Chinacomm Communications Ltd."according to the news, The wireless network is live and provides Internet access services across approximately100 square kilometers of metropolitan Beijing, including the 2nd Ring, 3rd Ring, CBD Commercial Zone, Financial District, Zhong-Guan Village, Wangjing Economy-Technology Development Zone, Xuanwuchun Village and Yizhuang,
It is not the first time to know there will be wireless broadband service for BJ olympics, but it is first time for me to know about the company of Chinatel and Trussnet.
In this March, a local media has reported about the Beijing Wireless city project. The report basicly introduced the same content as that in today's news release.
About CECT-Chinacom, it was once very famous for its fixed wireless 3.5GHz broadband project, but because the network and service cann't compete with those big carriers, the CECT-Chinacom nealy disappeared after quite a bit of fanfare . Bbecause of its government background, it still finds its way to live through. Today, we even found it has more overseas background. I only hope the new CECT-Chinacom and the Chinatel behind them really has the ambition and capability to find opporunity for WiMAX in China.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

China aims at MNP

7/8/2008, according to local media, the new Industry Information Ministry (MII)is considerting to bring Mobile Number Portability policy to mainland China.

During a meeting hold last week, MII officiers were discussing the possibility of one-way MNP in China. The so-called oneway MNP means that only subscribers from China Mobile can transfer to China Unicom or China Telecom. China Mobile dominates Chinese mobile communication market with nearly 70% market share. The introduction of oneway MNP is just to limite this domination.

According to the media who reported this first, even MII finally agrees on MNP in mainland China, there is still at least one year to carry out this policy. Lots of preparation and trail experiment need to be done at first.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Why Pakistan forbide Chinese cellphone?

7/7/2008, According to Pakistan media, all Chinese cellphones are forbiden to sell in thisi country. The reason is that part of cellphones from China use the same IMEI(International Mobile Equipment Indentification) code. According to Pakistan Telecom Authority(PTA)'s request, each cellphone must have one unique IMEI. Recently, PTA found hundred of cellphone users who bought Chinese cellphone couldn't use their cellphone because their cellphone had the same IMEI which has been locked because it belonged to a stolen cellphone. In China, there is no this kind of limitation and there is a strong black industry on manufacturing this kind of cellphones. According to a survey by, 36.02% persons have used this kind of cellphone, and more than 66.58% persons thought they would like to purchase this kind of cellphones, In China, this kind of cellphone has a special name: Village Cellphne. Because of huge market request and the strong immitation behavior in Chinese industry, also because of the inability of the government, this Village Cellphone has become a cancer on the cellphone industry in China.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

iPhone:Still no deal with China mobile

7/6/2008, On june 26, Mr. Wang, jianzhou, CEO of China Mobile once said the biggest blockade for China mobile to introduce iPhone service had been removed. But according to local media, there is still no a timetable for iPhone service in China. Apple Inc. once demanded 20%-30% revenue from China Mobile on this iPhone service. But China Mobile won't accept such kind of demand. For Apple, they have used this kind of revenue sharing method in many countries, they also won't like to surrender to China Mobile easily. It was said Apple had agreed to give up the revenue on voice service, but they still demand 20%-30% revenue from iPhone's data service in China Mobile. The two sides still cann't make a deal on this.Although there is no formal iPhone service in China, but there already are many iPhone users in China. They got the smuggled iPhone and then decoded it. Somebody said there were at least 400K iPhone's in China Mobile's network. At the sametime, some similar products appear in the market, If iPhone cann't go to China's market quickly, maybe it will lose this market.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

China Telecom introduces its IPTV progresses

7/03/2008, China Telecom today announced its IPTV subscribers had reached 943.6 thousand. New added subscribers in this year reach 378.9 thousand. These customers are all in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanxi, Guangdong areas, Shanghai has neraly 50% total market share with nearly 500 thousand IPTV subscribers. China Telecom pointed out there already was two business models for the IPTV deployment in China. The first one is towards high-end customers, the second is towards enterprises, governments. An good example for the first model is the cooperation between Shanghai Telecom and Shanghai Media group. Shanghai Telecom is good at internet service providing, Shanghai media group has the licence for video services. From May 17, 2008, the two companies has introduced HD-IPTV services, they now can provide one HDTV channel and over 200 hours VoD contents. 900 customers have choosed this service, and 2000 more customers are waiting for installation. The bandwidth requiremnt is 12Mbps for this application. China Telecom take advantage of ADSL2+ technology to increase the bandwidht. They are also makeing experiemnt on PON technology. For the 2nd model, China Telecom has cooperated with CCCP's some local organizations to provide remote education throuth their IPTV network. Using this method, they also developed some IPTV customers in the rural areas.