Five telecom terminal makers will soon get permission to join an alliance of companies involved in the development of China’s home-grown wireless communication standard. “We have singled them out from 17 applicants this year to strengthen our alliance,” said Yang Hua, secretary-general of the TD-SCDMA Alliance. Established in October last year, the alliance was launched by eight domestic companies to develop the standard.
“The Chinese Government should not issue the licenses at least before the second half of next year,” stressed Yu Dehai, director of the New Industry Research Department of the Research Centre under the State Assets Regulatory and Management Commission of the State Council. Yu believes that further developing the home-grown standard will be strategically important’ for China to better position itself in the global competition in 3G. Continue >>