Siemens Mobile said it plans to spend US$68m a year to develop its new Chinabased 3G standard, known as TD-SCDMA. Having spent up to US$170m on the technology over the past two years, the German telecoms unit hopes to be ready to launch the service at the start of next year, when China is expected to issue 3G licences.
Siemens Mobile has been developing TDSCDMA in partnership with the Chinese firm Datang, and several leading Chinese compa- nies are helping to develop equipment for the standard. Any company that uses TDSCDMA will have to pay royalties to Siemens.
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