The governments of China and Japan plan long-term co-operation for the development and standardization of future mobile communications technologies. Ministries of the Chinese and Japanese governments have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two countries collaborate on the development and standardization of advanced mobile communications. The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) and Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) will co-operate on what they call fourth-generation, or “beyond the third generation” (B3G) technologies.
The co-operation will involve high-level meetings at least once per year to establish the focus of joint research and development work and approaches to standardization. This will include joint technological symposia. “B3G systems are expected to play an especially significant role as a global broadband system, to be realized by around 2010,” said the MIC and MST in a joint statement.
Those symposia will involve experts from academia, government and industry, and could also involve participants from Korea. “In order to realize B3G at the earliest possible stage and promote its development, international harmonization and co-operation are indispensable.” Continue