3G licenses in China approves 3 different technologies

6:29 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 two prevailing technologies 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 largest market in the world, remember that sales of smartphones in China grows 12% annually and that teams 3G equipment is mostly middle and upper range. The potential market for the three standards is enormous, at present China has about 600 million cell phone users and is expected to be about 150 million 3G customers at the end of 2010.

According to various reports, it is expected that China Mobile, which is the dominant player there, it will receive the Chinese TD-SCDMA standard. Global standards WCDMA and CDMA-2000 are for China Unicom and China Telecom, respectively. This is due in large measure due to pressure from operators and manufacturers because it is estimated to be investing more than 40 billion dollars in equipment, infrastructure and terminals to begin providing service.

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 has confirmed its support for the development of TD-SCDMA technology driven and informed by China that are working on a S60 mobile phone platform based on TD-SCDMA and will be launched in late 2009