China Mobile CEO to attend forum, meet gurus: paper
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Li Yue, chief executive of China Mobile, is expected to attend a local forum on 4G Thursday and meet with Taiwan industry heavyweights to see how they can work together on the new mobile technology, the United Evening News reported yesterday.
January 15, 2013, 11:54 am TWN
The forum, titled “Cross-Strait Summit on TDD 4G Technology,” is organized by both China Mobile and Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute. The event aims to bring operators from both sides together to collaborate on 4G, after they inked partnership deals to work on 3G back in 2009.
Since the forum is for professionals in the telecom field, attendance will be limited only to representatives from IC parts/components, networking, certification, and systems integration companies.
Among companies that will be attending this forum are Far EasTone, MediaTek and HTC, the paper reported.
After the forum, Li is scheduled too visit Taiwan tech gurus to talk about further collaborative deals, the report said. Among people that he is reportedly going to meet are Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.; Terry Gou, chairman of Hon Hai; and Cher Wang, chairwoman of HTC.
According to the report, China Mobile has been ambitious in its expansion into the 4G arena. This year, the operator is expected to spend 180 billion yuan to build 200,000 base stations, a move that will benefit Taiwan networking manufacturers, many of which have already received China Mobile orders, the paper reported.