Vague regulations, overlapping responsibilities and infighting between different Chinese regulators are threatening the development of a potentially huge market combining telecom networks and media content, according to Marcia Ellis, a Hong Kong-based lawyer with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Nine Polish telecommunication companies have jointed together in a price struggle with a powerful operator Telekomunikacja Polska (Polish Telecommunication TP). The aim of the coalition is to force TP to change the prices of the access to its network infrastructure. According to the operators, TP have made them pay eight times more than foreign companies.
Three senior U.S. government officials this week weighed in on the controversy surrounding China's implementation of a national standard for wireless LANs (WLANs ) with a letter to senior Chinese officials that described the move as a barrier against international trade, a U.S. trade group said Thursday.
On Feb. 18, NEC Corp. announced plans to reorganize its Chinese operations into two companies focused on sales and service for IT and communications products. Set for completion in July, the reorganization of NEC's Chinese subsidiaries is the most significant reshuffling undertaken by NEC during its 30 years of doing business in China.
The Chinese government has granted licensing rights for the security protocol at the heart of China's national WLAN (wireless LAN) standard to nine more companies, a spokeswoman for the State Encryption Management Committee (SEMC) said Tuesday.
Internet penetration is driving growth in the IT Latin American market, but in order to gain competitive advantage in the market, vendors need to consider cultural and educational differences and develop their strategies around them, according to an industry analyst.