3G licenses in China approves 3 different technologies

8:47 AM Edited by Blony

After several delays in the shape of its own 3G standard TD-SCDMA (with no royalties paid to any manufacturer) China has decided to license, in addition to its own technology, the other two technologies prevailing in the world in 3G CDMA WCDMA 2000 and the first is the most popular in North America, while WCDMA is used in Europe, Asia and Japan.

This could further boost growth in the world's largest market, as we recall that sales of smartphones in China grows at 12% per year and the teams 3G equipment is mostly middle and upper range. The market potential for the three standards is enormous, currently China has about 600 million cell phone users and is expected to be about 150 million 3G customers by the end of 2010.

According to various reports, it is expected that China Mobile, the dominant operator here, will be assigned the Chinese TD-SCDMA standard. Global standards WCDMA and CDMA-2000 are for China Unicom and China Telecom, respectively. This is due, in large part by pressure from operators and manufacturers because it is estimated to be investing over 40 billion dollars in equipment, infrastructure and terminals to start serving.

Which is deducted from the 40 billion dollars in infrastructure, the big three, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia, will take a good part. In this regard, Nokia confirmed its support for the development of TD-SCDMA technology, driven by China and reported that they are working in a cell with S60 platform based on TD-SCDMA and will be launched in late 2009