From vnunet (link)
China will soon start tests of its own 3G technology, government-linked sources in the country reported today. Completion of the tests is seen within the industry as a prerequisite for the start of 3G services in China.
A Chinese mobile service provider also plans to test the nation’s home-grown TD-SCDMA technology in the semi-autonomous Chinese city of Hong Kong.
The test will be partially funded by the Hong Kong government, and in cooperation with local companies, the Beijing Morning Post reported, according to Pacific Epoch.
However, with stronger intellectual property rights protection than mainland China, Hong Kong is a potential battleground for challenges to China’s TD-SCDMA from foreign CDMA patent holders like Qualcomm.