China Mobile Not Keen On TD-SCDMA

Unsurprisingly not all Chinese telcos are gung-ho keen on the homegrown 3G standard, TD-SCDMA.
“China Mobile — the world’s largest mobile phone carrier by the number of subscribers — may shun China’s locally developed technology as it rolls out third-generation (3G) services”. China Mobile prefers the WCDMA standard, which is the natural upgrade for its GSM network.
“Market watchers expect China Mobile, which runs services on the GSM network, may obtain a WCDMA license for its 3G service, while new entrants such as China Telecom Corp or China Netcom Group will get TD-SCDMA licenses”.
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