China Mobile has submitted its 2010 development plan to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). According to the plan, China Mobile
intends to add 30 million TD-SCDMA subscribers next year. This is pretty ambitious.
TD-SCDMA is a homegrown system, which reportedly still has bugs and the models being offered lack the pizzaz of, say, the iPhone.
Yet China Mobile is saying this number could still be revised upward. China Mobile is still in the process of estimating demand for the service, and a final plan should be complete by the middle of November.
According to the ever-popular unnamed source, at least two-thirds of the 30 million TD-SCDMA subscribers will be mobile phone subscribers, with the remainder either data card or wireless wireline subscribers.
Marbridge Consulting reports that provincial subsidiaries are inviting bids for TD-SCDMA fixed phones in more than 20 provinces and regions, including Shanghai, Henan, Liaoning, Shandong, Hunan, Sichuan, Guangdong and Fujian.