Hutchison Whampoa is likely to start cellular phone services in up to 60 mainland cities in conjunction with China's newest mobile operator, Great Wall, investment bank ING Barings says. Great Wall - a 50:50 joint venture between the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) - is planning a third nationwide cellular phone network. It is testing CDMA cellular technology similar to that used by Hutchison in Hong Kong. CDMA has a very good chance of being accepted and implemented throughout China by Great Wall, analyst Nam Park said. 'We believe Hutchison has one network JV [joint venture] in Nanjing and is planing to develop a network in Fujian for an investment of US$15 million,' the report said. 'Hutchison is likely to commence cellular operations in conjunction with Great Wall in 50-60 cities in the near term.'