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  1. Mainland in no hurry for 3G licences

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HUI YUK-MIN Hopes that the central government would soon unveil a schedule for implementing a 3G licensing policy have been dashed- again- as the mainland gives its homegrown technology ... Industry (MII), said global 3G development had yet to reach the point at which China would fear it was falling behind. 'China doesn't need 3G now- we still have time to wait a bit longer ...

  2. State Council approves issuance of 3G licences

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... paving the way for substantial telecommunications capital expenditure in coming years. The launch of 3G services comes at a time when the government is banking on fiscal spending to boost ... Issuing 3G licences would significantly boost domestic consumption and optimise the structure of the mainland's telecommunications sector, the council said, and would also help develop ...

  3. Beijing has much at stake on 3G plan

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's far from a standard affair with state support for home-grown technology, writes Frederick Yeung The mainland will soon turn the switch on the trial of a high-speed 3G mobile ... partners have been developing the technology since it was adopted as one of the global 3G standards in 2001. While that development has been cloaked in national pride, observers have pointed ...

  4. Mobile operator ready for 3G service

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung China Mobile is well prepared for the issuing of 3G licences, but the firm also believes its mobile data services can still thrive on the existing 2.5G network, according to chairman Wang Jianzhou. 'We have prepared for 3G for many years. Our core network is 2.5G and 3G-compatible, so we don't need to build a new core network,' Mr Wang said. However, he ...

  5. 3G operators kept on hold for licences

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with speculation on the issue of 3G and its implications for the industry. At the same time, telecommunications firms have been building networks, awarding equipment-providing contracts and running tests. China Mobile plans to provide the 3G service based on the homegrown TD-SCDMA technology in a trial run in eight cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qinhuangdao, ...

  6. Qualcomm keeps eye on mainland 3G

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is based. 'All 3G technologies are running on CDMA technology,' said Qualcomm's senior vice-president Jing Wang. The US company has licensed more than 70 vendors to use WCDMA and TD-SCDMA technology in their products in anticipation of the mainland government issuing 3G licences. 'As the TD-SCDMA technology is still having trial runs, we haven't put ...

  7. Home-grown 3G to launch next year

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... to influence the government when it issues as many as three 3G licences, at least one of which will be for TC-SCDMA. 'Based on this progress, licensing will happen before the technology matures to commercial readiness, which means early 2007,' said Mr Dong. The government has pledged to have 3G networks up and running in time for the Beijing Olympics, when the technology will help ...

  8. 3G trial costing 6b yuan

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of handsets to be purchased would be about two million to three million worth four billion yuan to six billion yuan,' he said. The central government aims to provide 3G services by next ... for the results of the trial to issue the new 3G licences,' he added. 'It's not a matter of lacking TD-SCDMA and GSM dual-mode handsets but the maturity of the network system.' ...

  9. China Telecom, Netcom confident of winning 3G licences

    Posted Dec 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The comments came after Minister of Information Industry Wang Xudong said on Monday that 3G services, which allow faster downloads of video and other data, should be ready by the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He did not give any timetable on when the licences will be issued. 'We are confident that we will have a 3G licence and China Telecom will also have a 3G licence,' Mr Zuo said. ...

  10. Datang hits Qualcomm on 3G technology claim

    Posted Jul 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung in Beijing Datang Mobile Communications Equipment, a mainland third-generation mobile technology developer, insisted that it owns the core intellectual property right to the home-grown TD-SCDMA technology, refuting a similar claim by Unite ...




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