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What’s gone wrong with Chinese 3G?

More interesting stats – according to EJL Wireless Research, the number of TD-SCDMA subscribers is set to hit 12 million by 2012 with roughly the same number of terminals expected to be sold in the same year, at 11.5 million. Given that TD-SCDMA is the Chinese government’s baby and it’s been pushing it heavily for […]

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Olympic 3G goes live with 15,000 free phones

It looks like China really has done it: after seemingly never-ending delays, according to local news service Xinhua, China has now got its 3G service up and running in just a matter of months and yes, it will be ready for the influx of visitors for the Olympics later this year. China Mobile is giving […]

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Chinese 3G kicks off on 1 April

It looks like China’s 3G efforts are inching closer to reality. According to reports, China Mobile will kick off its trials of homegrown 3G standard TD-SCDMA in eight cities from 1 April: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Qinhuangdao. Forbes says the operator will give away 20,000 TD-SCDMA mobile numbers free and will […]