W-CDMA's Future in China Questionable
UTStarcom, Inc, a leading US-based telecom equipment manufacturer, has grown rapidly with a strategy of focusing on China’s market. In the following interview, the Nikkei Weekly interviews Masahiko Yabuki, a board member and general manager of UTStarcom Japan KK, who tells the magazine that he believes W-CDMA has a ropey future in China.
UTStarcom has taken part in the on-going W-CDMA trial and it is very likely that W-CDMA will be one of the options in the Chinese market. But I think it is doubtful that this technology will become popular in the long term because the technology is not so favorably accepted worldwide. However, we do not know as yet which CDMA technology will become dominant. We are studying that issue now. Continue >>