China Mobile Ltd, the country’s largest telecom operator, was authorized to offer 3G services based on the home-grown TD-SCDMA standard. This was not an offer China Mobile would have welcomed with open arms as that was totally new standards and China Mobile were effectively starting from scratch.
China Telecom runs 3G services based on the US-developed CDMA2000 standard which is fully mature.
China Unicom launched 3G services based on Europe’s WCDMA standards.
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