Now China Might Bail On 3G Altogether?

The 3G saga in China continues. While China made lots of waves for deciding to support the TD-SCDMA 3G technology as their very own, mobile phone firms in China have been testing and endorsing other, more widely adopted standards. So, the Chinese government was apparently debating whether or not to mandate the use of TD-SCDMA over CDMA2000 or W-CDMA (now being called 3GSM in some circles). However, the latest report says that Chinese officials, noting the difficulties 3G technology has had in Europe is now considering waiting to adopt any standard – saying that they don’t want to be stuck with obsolete technology. Of course, this is the typical problem of any technology issue – the day after you buy a computer, it’s usually obsolete. It looks like Chinese officials are just trying to avoid a little buyer’s remorse.

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