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China Unicom, China Telecom to Extend 4G Network Trial

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Chinese telecom companies China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (CHU) and China Telecom Corp. (CHA) have won regulatory approval to expand their 4G network trial to 40 cities, up from the previous 16.

In Jun 2014, the carrier duo received the green signal from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (:MIIT) to conduct a pilot test on two of the most recognised 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) standards in 16 different cities. The recent sanction extends the trial by 24 additional cities in the mainland, which includes the likes of Beijing, Guangzhou and Tianjin, among others.

Both the companies run their network trial by integrating the TDD-LTE (Time Division Duplex) and FDD-LTE (Frequency Division Duplex) standards. The hybrid options will allow the carriers to provide better connectivity through faster Internet download speed.

However, both China Unicom and China Telecom are way behind China Mobile Limited (CHL), in terms of adding new LTE customers. China Mobile secured a competitive edge in 4G owing to the compatibility of its 3G standard (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access or TDSCDMA) with TD-LTE. The largest operator by subscriber base, China Mobile currently has 14 million LTE customers.       

China Unicom, the second largest carrier in China, reported top and bottom-line growth in the first half of 2014, while China Telecom, the smallest operator in the mainland, witnessed revenue growth while earnings dipped year over year.   

Though initially expensive, we believe 4G will provide a significant opportunity for the two Chinese operators as this sector is still under-penetrated in the nation.

We see this network expansion as an effort by the carriers to curb market leader China Mobile’s dominant foothold in the 4G market. However, to do so, both the carriers need to enhance their handset portfolios, which will duly support their hybrid 4G network. Further, the companies must also focus on aggressive promotion and competitive tariff plans to earn a larger share of the pie, which can, however, impact their margins in the short term.

China Telecom currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while China Unicom has a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell). A stock worth considering within this sector is SK Telecom Co Ltd. (SKM), which bears a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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Eaton Vance Closed-End Funds Release Estimated Sources Of Distributions

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BOSTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Eaton Vance closed-end funds listed below released today the estimated sources of their August distributions (each a “Fund”).  This press release is issued as required by the Funds’ managed distribution plan (Plan) and an exemptive order received from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Board of Trustees has approved the implementation of the Plan to make monthly or quarterly, as noted below, cash distributions to common shareholders, stated in terms of a fixed amount per common share. This information is sent to you for informational purposes only and is an estimate of the sources of the August distribution.  It is not determinative of the tax character of a Fund’s distributions for the 2014 calendar year. Shareholders should note that each Fund’s total regular distribution amount is subject to change as a result of market conditions or other factors.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE:  You should not draw any conclusions about each Fund’s investment performance from the amount of this distribution or from the terms of each Fund’s Plan.  Each Fund estimates that it has distributed more than its income and net realized capital gains; therefore, a portion of your distribution may be a return of capital. A return of capital may occur for example, when some or all of the money that you invested in each Fund is paid back to you. A return of capital distribution does not necessarily reflect each Fund’s investment performance and should not be confused with ‘yield’ or ‘income.’  The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this Notice are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes.  The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for accounting and/or tax reporting purposes will depend upon each Fund’s investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. Each Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

The following tables set forth estimates of the sources of each Fund’s August distribution and its cumulative distributions paid for its fiscal year through August 31, 2014, and information relating to each Fund’s performance based on its net asset value (NAV) for certain periods.

Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund (EOI)

Distribution Period: 

August – 2014

Distribution Amount per Common Share: 

$0.0864

Distribution Frequency:

Monthly

Fiscal Year End:

September

Source

Current
Distribution

% of Current
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

Net Investment Income

$0.0082

9.50%

$0.0776

8.20%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.0009

1.00%

$0.4225

44.40%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0600

6.30%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$0.0773

89.50%

$0.3903

41.10%

Total per common share

$0.0864

100.00%

$0.9504

100.00%

Average annual total return at NAV for the 5-year period ended on July 31, 2014 1

12.46%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 2

7.18%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through July 31, 2014 3

15.25%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 4

5.98%

Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II (EOS)

Distribution Period: 

August – 2014

Distribution Amount per Common Share: 

$0.0875

Distribution Frequency:

Monthly

Fiscal Year End:

December

Source

Current
Distribution

% of Current
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

Net Investment Income

$0.0031

3.60%

$0.0189

2.70%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.2768

39.50%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0844

96.40%

$0.4043

57.80%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Total per common share

$0.0875

100.00%

$0.7000

100.00%

Average annual total return at NAV for the 5-year period ended on July 31, 2014 1

13.64%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 2

7.43%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through July 31, 2014 3

4.43%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 4

4.33%

Eaton Vance Risk-Managed Diversified Equity Income Fund (ETJ)

Distribution Period: 

August – 2014

Distribution Amount per Common Share: 

$0.0930

Distribution Frequency:

Monthly

Fiscal Year End:

December

Source

Current
Distribution

% of Current
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

Net Investment Income

$0.0930

100.00%

$0.7440

100.00%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Total per common share

$0.0930

100.00%

$0.7440

100.00%

Average annual total return at NAV for the 5-year period ended on July 31, 2014 1

5.31%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 2

8.99%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through July 31, 2014 3

3.36%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 4

5.24%

Eaton Vance Short Duration Diversified Income Fund (EVG)

Distribution Period: 

August – 2014

Distribution Amount per Common Share: 

$0.0900

Distribution Frequency:

Monthly

Fiscal Year End:

October

Source

Current
Distribution

% of Current
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

Net Investment Income

$0.0760

84.50%

$0.6530

72.50%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$0.0140

15.50%

$0.2470

27.50%

Total per common share

$0.0900

100.00%

$0.9000

100.00%

Average annual total return at NAV for the 5-year period ended on July 31, 2014 1

6.64%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 2

6.46%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through July 31, 2014 3

3.89%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 4

4.84%

Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Global Dividend Opportunities Fund  (ETO)

Distribution Period: 

August – 2014

Distribution Amount per Common Share: 

$0.1500

Distribution Frequency:

Monthly

Fiscal Year End:

October

Source

Current
Distribution

% of Current
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

Net Investment Income

$0.1206

80.40%

$1.2855

85.70%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0294

19.60%

$0.2145

14.30%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Total per common share

$0.1500

100.00%

$1.5000

100.00%

Average annual total return at NAV for the 5-year period ended on July 31, 2014 1

16.25%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 2

6.81%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through July 31, 2014 3

10.23%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 4 5

5.10%

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund (ETB)

Distribution Period: 

August – 2014

Distribution Amount per Common Share: 

$0.1080

Distribution Frequency:

Monthly

Fiscal Year End:

December

Source

Current
Distribution

% of Current
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

Net Investment Income

$0.0139

12.80%

$0.1130

13.10%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$0.0941

87.20%

$0.7510

86.90%

Total per common share

$0.1080

100.00%

$0.8640

100.00%

Average annual total return at NAV for the 5-year period ended on July 31, 2014 1

13.07%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 2

7.98%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through July 31, 2014 3

4.87%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 4

4.66%

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund (ETV)

Distribution Period: 

August – 2014

Distribution Amount per Common Share: 

$0.1108

Distribution Frequency:

Monthly

Fiscal Year End:

December

Source

Current
Distribution

% of Current
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

Net Investment Income

$0.0088

7.90%

$0.0753

8.50%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$0.1020

92.10%

$0.8111

91.50%

Total per common share

$0.1108

100.00%

$0.8864

100.00%

Average annual total return at NAV for the 5-year period ended on July 31, 2014 1

13.34%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 2

8.98%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through July 31, 2014 3

5.22%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 4

5.24%

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Diversified Equity Income Fund (ETY)

Distribution Period: 

August – 2014

Distribution Amount per Common Share: 

$0.0843

Distribution Frequency:

Monthly

Fiscal Year End:

October

Source

Current
Distribution

% of Current
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

Net Investment Income

$0.0357

42.30%

$0.2580

30.60%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$0.0486

57.70%

$0.5850

69.40%

Total per common share

$0.0843

100.00%

$0.8430

100.00%

Average annual total return at NAV for the 5-year period ended on July 31, 2014 1

11.29%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 2

8.29%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through July 31, 2014 3

9.95%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 4

6.22%

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Buy-Write Opportunities Fund (ETW)

Distribution Period: 

August – 2014

Distribution Amount per Common Share: 

$0.0973

Distribution Frequency:

Monthly

Fiscal Year End:

December

Source

Current
Distribution

% of Current
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

Net Investment Income

$0.0209

21.50%

$0.1448

18.60%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$0.0764

78.50%

$0.6336

81.40%

Total per common share

$0.0973

100.00%

$0.7784

100.00%

Average annual total return at NAV for the 5-year period ended on July 31, 2014 1

11.28%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 2

8.97%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through July 31, 2014 3

4.70%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 4

5.24%

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Diversified Equity Income Fund (EXG)

Distribution Period: 

August – 2014

Distribution Amount per Common Share: 

$0.0813

Distribution Frequency:

Monthly

Fiscal Year End:

October

Source

Current
Distribution

% of Current
Distribution

Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

% of the Cumulative
Distributions for the
Fiscal Year-to-Date

Net Investment Income

$0.0813

100.00%

$0.8130

100.00%

Net Realized Short-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Net Realized Long-Term Capital Gains

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Return of Capital or Other Capital Source(s)

$0.0000

0.00%

$0.0000

0.00%

Total per common share

$0.0813

100.00%

$0.8130

100.00%

Average annual total return at NAV for the 5-year period ended on July 31, 2014 1

10.31%

Annualized current distribution rate expressed as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 2

9.05%

Cumulative total return at NAV for the fiscal year through July 31, 2014 3

7.05%

Cumulative fiscal year to date distribution rate as a percentage of NAV as of July 31, 2014 4

6.79%

1 Average annual total return at NAV represents the change in NAV of the Fund, with all distributions reinvested, for the 5-year period ended  

  on July 31, 2014.

2 The annualized current distribution rate is the cumulative distribution rate annualized as a percentage of the Fund’s NAV as of July 31, 2014.

3 Cumulative total return at NAV is the percentage change in the Fund’s NAV for the period from the beginning of its fiscal year to July 31, 2014 

   including distributions paid and assuming reinvestment of those distributions.

4 Cumulative fiscal year distribution rate for the period from the beginning of its fiscal year to July 31, 2014 measured on the dollar value of the

  distributions in year-to-date period as a percentage of the Fund’s NAV as of  July 31, 2014.

5 Does not include the capital gain of $0.519 paid on 12/31/13.

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AT&T Bets on Mobile Share Plan and U-Verse to Drive Growth

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On Aug 6, 2014, we issued an updated research report on telecom major AT&T Inc. (T). Strong momentum in both its Wireline and Wireless businesses is expected to boost the company’s performance. For full year 2014, AT&T expects revenue growth of 5% along with stable margin improvement, while adjusted earnings per share (EPS) growth is estimated at the lower end of the mid-single-digit range. However, stiff competition and shortage of spectrum could hurt the company’s performance.

The carrier stated that it is experiencing an improvement in its wireless business, in particular the post-paid segment, owing to its changed subsidy model, giving customers greater choice of equipment and service plans. The company’s Mobile Share plan is also gaining popularity with over 24 million subscribers comprising about 44% of the postpaid base.

AT&T remains focused on its project VIP initiative, which targets business expansion. These initiatives target 4G LTE expansion, spectrum and network capabilities enhancement, 8.5 million new U-verse service customers and the addition of 57 million broadband users, covering 75% of the company’s wireline footprint by the end of 2015. Further, the company is also seeking expansion of its fiber network to include 1 million additional customer locations by 2015. This project underlines the company’s efforts to meet the growing demand for high-speed Internet. We believe that this investment program will provide AT&T with a high-potential growth platform for revenues and earnings.

Within wireline, growth will be driven by strong business revenues and enhanced strategic services. Consistent subscriber growth in the U-verse segment is expected to continue in the coming days, leading to higher revenues. Additionally, the services bundled with U-Verse are also complementing AT&T’s success.

Acquisitions and strategic collaborations also play a major role in shaping AT&T’s growth story. In May, the carrier signed a definitive agreement to buy DIRECTV (DTV) for $48.5 billion. The planned acquisition of DIRECTV will promote AT&T in the domestic pay-TV business to the second-largest position. It will also boost the company’s earnings through enhanced video offerings and reduced programming costs.

Despite such strengths, the company faces some near-term weaknesses. In a saturated wireless market, spectrum crunch has become the major issue in the U.S. telecom industry.  To add to the woes, the Federal Communication Commissions (:FCC) has approved a plan, which reserves part of the airwaves in the upcoming spectrum auction next year for carriers having nominal low frequency airwaves.

AT&T’s wireline division is struggling with persistent losses in access lines as a result of competitive pressure from voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) service providers and aggressive triple-play (voice, data and video) offerings by the cable companies. These are continually weighing on the company’s revenues and margins.  AT&T currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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Better-ranked stocks in the industry include China Mobile Limited (CHL), SK Telecom Co. Ltd. (SKM). CHL sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) while SKM holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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3 Telecommunications Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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Editor’s Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 17,094 as of Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,204 issues advancing vs. 1,745 declining with 194 unchanged.

The Telecommunications industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was China Telecom ( CHA), up 4.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Telefonica Brasil ( VIV), down 2.9%, Mobile Telesystems OJSC ( MBT), down 2.8%, America Movil SAB de CV ( AMOV), down 0.7% and Qualcomm ( QCOM), down 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone ( NTT) is one of the companies pushing the Telecommunications industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is up $0.67 (2.0%) to $33.92 on light volume. Thus far, 104,019 shares of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 321,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.76-$33.92 after having opened the day at $33.80 as compared to the previous trading day’s close of $33.25.

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and mobile voice related services, IP/packet communications services, telecommunications equipment, and system integration and other telecommunications-related services in Japan. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone has a market cap of $75.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 23.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Nippon Telegraph & Telephone a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nippon Telegraph & Telephone as a buy. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Ratings Report now.

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4 High-Yield Telecom Stocks to Cushion Your Portfolio

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The telecommunications industry is identified as a major driver of the global economic recovery. Unprecedented growth in high-speed mobile Internet traffic, primarily for wireless data and video, has transformed the industry into a most evolving, inventive and hotly contested space.

Momentum Continues

Telecom operators globally generated approximately $2 trillion in revenues in 2013, highlighting slight improvement from $1.9 trillion revenues recorded in 2012. According to a research report by Telecommunications Industry Association (TI-A), the global telecommunications industry spending rose 5% in 2013 to $5.1 trillion.

Notably, the U.S. telecom industry spending rate (6.6%) had surpassed the global spending rate (4.5%) in 2013. Interestingly, this reverses a long-term telecom spending pattern that prevailed throughout the world. The TIA has also estimated that the U.S. wireless operators will spend $36.3 billion on network infrastructure and equipment in 2014, signifying an improvement of 8% year over year.

5 Broad Factors

Currently, the U.S. telecom industry is evolving around five broad factors: (i) the increasing traction of wireless networks in the telecom industry and the consequent popularity of spectrum (ii) the projection of aggressive high-speed fiber-based network expansion especially for video/TV offerings (iii) consolidation within the industry, which is likely to continue mainly on airwaves shortage and attainment of economies of scale (iv) innovative product launches are expected in areas of m-Commerce, virtualization and cloud-based technology, high-speed metro Ethernet, to name a few and (v) ample scope for expansion as nearly a fifth of rural American households lack broadband access, as per the Federal Communications Commission (:FCC).

Our Top Picks

While the telecom growth momentum is expected to be maintained in the U.S. over the near term, the major impetus is likely to come from the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific and the Latin American region. At this stage, we believe investors should choose stocks which promise strong dividend yield and carry a favorable Zacks Rank to cash in on future growth. Taking into account these factors, we present four such stocks for investors to consider:

China Mobile Ltd. (CHL): The largest telecom operator in the world with respect to subscriber count currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) with a dividend yield of 3.15%. China Mobile serves nearly 791 million subscribers of which around 14 million are 4G LTE-TDD customers. This implies the company has a massive growth potential for its LTE network which will help it to raise its average revenue per user.

The company has ample liquidity of around RMB73.9 billion ($12 billion). China Mobile maintained its 2014 capital expenditure budget at RMB225 billion ($36.5 billion) as the operator aims to speed up 4G rollout and customer acquisitions.

NTT DoCoMo Inc. (DCM): The largest wireless operator of Japan offers both 4G LTE and 3G WCDMA network technologies and serves over 22 million LTE subscribers. The company is expanding its global reach through strategic joint ventures and other alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and North America. NTT DoCoMo currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and provides a dividend yield of 3.05%.

SK Telecom Co. Ltd. (SKM): In Jun 2013, this South Korean wireless operator became the first wireless carrier in the world to commercially launch LTE-Advanced network using the carrier aggregation methodology. At the end of the second-quarter of 2014, the company had 27.9 million subscribers, out of which 15.4 million are LTE subscribers. This Zacks Rank #2 stock currently offers a dividend yield of 2.48%.

Cellcom Israel Ltd. (CEL): Cellcom is the largest wireless service provider of Israel, serving more than 3 million subscribers. The company offers a broad range of value added services which include mobile and fixed-line telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad. In Jul 2014, Cellcom launched its 4G LTE network. Management is considering the fast deployment of LTE-Advanced network also. Cellcom currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 with a dividend yield of 2.14%.

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