China Telecom to support Always Connected PCs

China Telecom has arranged to become one of the first operators to use their LTE networks to provide connectivity for the new Always Connected PC category of devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile PC platform.

OEM brands Asus, HP and Lenovo have developed Windows 10 devices using the platform to be introduced through the first half of 2018.

As well as China Telecom, Italy’s TIM, the UK’s EE and Sprint and Verizon in the US have signed up as network operator partners for the launches.

Selected operators in some countries also plant to stock the devices in their own retail locations.

“The collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies has resulted in a new category for the PC – the Always Connected PC. It combines the connectivity and the simplicity of the smartphone with the power and creative capability of the Windows 10 PC,” Microsoft corporate VP for Windows and devices Matt Barlow said.

“With the support of our mobile operator partners, consumers now have the opportunity to enjoy superfast connectivity over LTE networks at an affordable price, anytime and anywhere.”

The first Always On Connected PCs will be the 2-in-1 convertible ASUS NovaGo, the detchable HP ENVY x2 and the Lenovo Miix 630.

Transatel to offer LTE data services with China Telecom

China Telecom and Transatel are opening the commercial services in China for inbound roaming LTE data services. Transatel will benefit from the new infrastructure via its SIM 901, a global data SIM card launched in 2015 and offering cellular coverage in over 100 countries and destinations.

SIM 901 is a cellular SIM card with eSIM capabilities currently commercialized by Transatel to OEMs and service providers, to enable devices with ‘always on’ connectivity. The offer is based on an international MCC (Mobile Country Code), and roaming agreements negotiated individually with over 100 mobile network operators worldwide. Via its partnership with China Telecom, Transatel will help laptop and tablet manufacturers provide their end-users with an alternative to Wi-Fi when accessing the internet.

Transatel can help onboard brands wishing to offer connectivity via the Windows Store for Windows 10-equipped laptops and tablets. Future brands selling data bundles within the Windows Store will allow their Chinese customers to benefit from 4G connectivity through the China Telecom network. This opportunity will also be available outside of the Store.

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