China’s 3G Standard TD-SCDMA Blooms
From Red Herring: China’s 3G Standard Blooms
"Beijing’s efforts to promote China’s homegrown third-generation (3G) wireless standard (TD-SCDMA - time division-synchronous code division multiple access) look increasingly likely to bear fruit, participants and industry analysts said at the conclusion of the International TD-SCDMA Summit Wednesday in Beijing."
"A total of 20 different TD-SCDMA handsets from 14 vendors have already been built. Those vendors include domestic Chinese brands Ningbo Bird, Hisense, Putian, and Yinghuada; Taiwan-based DBTel; and Korean heavyweight Samsung. "
"Most industry watchers speculate that barring any disasters with the ongoing trials, China’s State Council will issue 3G licenses, including at least one specifically for TD-SCDMA, no later than early 2006."