Chinese mobile-phone operators and equipment vendors hope to complete a trial of a homegrown third-generation mobile network by October that may lead to a commercial launch by next year, the South China Morning Post reported. China Mobile, the mainland's biggest mobile operator, had run the most successful trials on the domestic TD-SCDMA, with 95 out of 100 base stations built in the test city Xiamen now operational, Vincent Dong, an analyst with researcher Norson Analysis, said. The results of the trials are expected to influence the government when it issues as many as three 3G licences, at least one of which will be for TD-SCDMA. The government has pledged to have 3G networks up and running in time for the Beijing Olympics. In a recent report, Noirson predicted China Mobile would receive the TD-SCDMA license. Read China Economic Review's take on the Norson report here.