Milestones

Key events in Comba's history include the below:

2016
  • Signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Ningbo Ditel Electronic Technology, makes foray into maritime VSAT communication and Internet-of-Vessels businesses
  • Joint venture agreement: gains access to wireless telecommunications network market in Lao P.D.R
  • Win the Technological Grand Award at the 2016 Hong Kong Awards for Industries
  • Jointly establish research and development laboratory with ASTRI for the R&D of smart cities
  • Launch of new-generation ultra-wideband compact 4G antennas
  • Launch of bi-directional RF amplifier for public safety sector
  • Major supply of small cells solutions to China Mobile
2015
  • Becoming a member of the first presidium of China WIFI Industry Alliance
2014
  • Launch of the 1st 5W IDAS device with high efficiency and high linearity
  • Production line expansion in Southern area of the Group
  • Launch of the 7th generation of miniaturized antenna and 2nd generation of Nanocell
2013
  • Large-scale development of LTE and flooding orders for base station antennas resulting in increase of production capability
  • Launch of quad-band MDAS for LTE
  • Successful launch of TD-LTE small cell
  • Launch of new generation of DAS in North America market
2012
  • Signed MOU with China Mobile Research Institute for joint development of Nanocell
  • Launch of a newly self-developed small cell (IB-WAS) coverage system
  • Became the 3rd largest MCPA supplier for major North American operators
  • LTE antennas launched in Latin America market
2011
  • Deploys LTE equipment for trials and  rollouts for 4G networks in APAC, LatAm & Middle East
  • Deploys first High Speed Railway Solutions outside China
  • Expands offerings to include Satellite Solutions
2010
  • Development of first enterprise femtocell
  • Wireless system implemented for Shanghai World Expo
  • Deepens penetration into high speed railway coverage solutions with major wins in China
  • Bestowed financial awards for consecutive years from various publications including “Forbes Asia 200 Best Under a Billion” and Finance Asia’s “Asia’s Top Companies”  
2009
  • Completion of production and warehouse expansion project in Guangzhou.  Production capacities increased by 150%.
  • RRU product portfolio expanded to include GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and WiMAX models
  • Expands core equipment vendor relationships with accredition from Alcatel Lucent, Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson
2008
  • Launch of Tower Bottom Solution (TBS).  Jointly developed by the R&D in China and USA to target the North America market.
  • Introduction of industry’s first dual-polarized variable electrical tilt smart antenna
  • Implements wireless solutions for over 20 venues of the Summer Games – including the Birds Nest and the Water Cube
2007
  • Certified ISO14001 compliant in production process
  • Introduction of new strategic product line – TD-RRU
  • Certified ISO14001 compliant in production process
2006
  • Launch of Comba’s multi-carrier power amplifier (MCPA) - one of the world highest power density MCPA
  • Establishment of CALA (Caribbean and Latin America) regional office in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Inauguration of new China headquarters in Science City, Guangzhou
  • Mr. Tony TL Fok, Chairman & President of Comba Named “Hong Kong CEO of the Year”
2005
  • Expansion of capabilities with establishment of Comba’s Nanjing Research Institute and an R&D Center in Santa Clara, USA
  • Launch of Comba’s range of Digital Microwave Systems
  • Expansion into India with establishment of sales office in New Delhi
2004
  • Regional office of EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) established in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Joint establishment of the RF Technology Research Laboratory with the Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications
  • Annual revenues pass the RMB 1 billion mark
2003
  • 15 JULY: Successful listing of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 2342). Global headquarters formally established in Hong Kong.
  • Acquisition of majority stake in Wavelab, a US company specializing in digital microwave R&D
2002
  • Launch of digital microwave projects
2001
  • Launch of R&D projects for base station antennas
  • Annual revenues pass the RMB450 million mark
2000
  • Annual revenues pass the RMB100 million mark
1999
  • Certified ISO9001 compliant in production processes
  • Comba’s business covers most of the major provinces in China
1998
  • R&D and production base established in Guangzhou
  • Establishment of the Guangzhou Engineering Research Centre under the State Key Lab on Microwave and Digital Communications to carry out advanced technology research in conjunction with Beijing’s Tsinghua University
1997
  • Comba Telecom Systems (Guangzhou) Ltd. formally established as a legal entity
1996
  • Expansion of activities covering Guangdong, Hainan, Liaoning
1995
  • OCTOBER: Mr. Tony FOK Tung Ling and Mr. ZHANG Yue Jun jointly establishes Comba in October