China's 3G Standard Not Ready Till '04

It seems that China’s home-grown 3G network isn’t going to be ready until sometime in 2004 (which, if you hadn’t checked a calendar lately, is now “next year”). The standard, TD-SCDMA, is already in testing with some unnamed “international telecom” firms, but many still think it will be technologically inferior to both WCDMA and CDMA2000, which the rest of the world is using.

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