The head of China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile phone group, said the country’s homegrown third generation mobile technology, TD-SCDMA, was ‘a few years behind’ other international standards because of problems with handsets.
(Which is interesting because although there has been much criticism of the handsets most of the complaints have been about the spottiness of the coverage and that is NOT a function of the design or build of the handset.)
China Mobile is expected to build its future 3G services on the TD-SCDMA standard, which is being developed in China while its rivals are expected to adopt the European WCDMA and US’s CDMA2000 3G standards.
This puts China Mobile in a slightly tricky position and it is possible that the company will offer both systems in tandem.
The admission as to TD-SCDMA’s problems comes as two other mobile groups, China Unicom and China Telecom, are laying out their plans to challenge China Mobile.
China Mobile has spent RMB15 billion ($2billion) on trials using TD-SCDMA. More on this HERE.
Source: Financial Times
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