DoCoMo May Seek China Partner After State Issues 3G Licenses – Bloomberg

From Bloomberg News:

NTT DoCoMo Inc., the world’s second- largest wireless company, may seek partners in China after the Chinese government issues licenses for high-speed networks to expand in the world’s biggest mobile phone market.

The government is considering three different standards for its 3G network, which would allow services such as video conferencing and music downloads. One of the standards, called W- CDMA, is the same as the platform adopted by DoCoMo in Japan. China hasn’t announced a timetable for issuing licenses.

“We have to see what kind of technology the operators will use,” Takeshi Natsuno, senior vice president of multimedia services at Tokyo-based DoCoMo, said in an interview broadcast today. “After that, we can decide what kind of strategic alliance we’re going to make.” [Full Text]

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