The developer of China’s first 3G mobile phone set using Chinese standards signed a letter of intent on Sunday with a telecom company on commercialization of the product. Under the deal, the Chongqing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, the developer, and China Putian Corp, the country’s largest telecom equipment supplier, will jointly set up a production base in Chongqing Municipality, southwest China, for manufacturing TD-SCDMA 3G mobile phones.
The Chongqing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications announced earlier this month they had developed the world’s first 3G mobile phone set of the TD-SCDMA standard independently with all the intellectual property rights.
They will produce the first batch of 3G mobile phones in the first quarter of 2004 for network experiments, and commercial production is expected to begin in 2005, according to the deal. Continue >>