From Financial Times:
China’s home-grown “third generation” mobile telephone technology is finally ready for large-scale commercial use, according to ZTE, the country’s second largest telecoms equipment manufacturer.
Yin Yimin, ZTE president, told the Financial Times that equipment based on the Beijing-backed standard for 3G telecoms services could now operate comparably with that of the rival European-led WCDMA standard and the US-favoured CDMA2000.
Commercial readiness for China’s TD-SCDMA technology could clear the way for Beijing to issue long-awaited 3G licences to home telecom operators, a move that would unleash billions of dollars in spending on equipment for new national wireless networks.[Full Text]