Sports network ESPN will have a presence on Chinese online video provider Tencent's platform following a deal between the two companies. Under the agreement, ESPN will create and distribute locally-focused live sports content in China across Tencent's digital platforms.
A little-known MVNO is bringing two Chinese phone manufacturers to the U.S. market. And one of them is a powerhouse.
Xiaomi said it sold "over 70 million" phones in 2015, falling well short of the 100 million founder Lei Jun once predicted.
The head of Lenovo's mobile business reportedly said that Google is planning to bring its Android Play Services to China at some point this year.
Qualcomm reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations, even as its sales and profit fell sharply from a year ago. However, Qualcomm's expectations for its current quarter fell below analysts' forecasts, as the chipset giant is facing headwinds in negotiating new patent licensing deals with Chinese smartphone makers.
Ericsson posted weaker-than-expected sales in the third quarter and its gross margin was lower than analysts' forecast, as the company saw a drop in network sales and was hit by a slowdown in LTE deployments in China. However, the company's North American business was largely stable and Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said that the company is optimistic about the long-term prospects for growth in China.
Nokia received antitrust approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce for its proposed $17.6 billion (€15.6 billion) purchase of Alcatel-Lucent, clearing one of the last major hurdles to the deal. The two vendors agreed to several conditions to win approval from Chinese regulators.
Although the economy has rebounded somewhat since the depths of the Great Recession and companies in the wireless industry are no longer shedding jobs on a seemingly weekly basis as firms were in late 2008 and early 2009, not everything is rosy. FierceWireless has compiled a list of the five largest job cutting programs in wireless in 2015 thus far.
Vendors like Huawei and ZTE have been effectively banned from U.S. wireless network contracts after some lawmakers raised concerns about national security a few years ago. But now that it's 2015, isn't it time to revisit those policies?
Here in California, the term "squirrelly" means that your surfboard is unstable and makes quick and unpredictable turns at any time. We're seeing this in the Chinese mobile market now.