China urged to roll out 3G strategies soon
From CHINAdaily: China urged to roll out 3G strategies soon
"The Chinese Government should roll out its third generation (3G) of wireless telecommunications strategies as soon as possible to keep up with 3G development worldwide, according to Gao Yan, president of Mobile Networks with Siemens (China) Communications Group."
"It is widely projected that the government will release 3G licences later this year. "I have no clear timeframe, but it has become very clear that 3G should be kicked off soon if China is to keep pace with the development of 3G worldwide," Gao said."
"Analysts believe that the immaturity of Chinese standard TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access), compared to WCDMA (wideband CDMA) and CDMA 2000, which have been put into commercial use in the global market, is a major reason for the delayed decision-making process."