TD-SCDMA Apparently Ready, But Chinese 3G Licenses Still Aren't

We’ve quit paying so much attention to the story of 3G in China because, as you might guess, it still hasn’t happened. However, with the big ITU Telecom World show in Hong Kong this week, the hype’s kicking up a little bit, with a Chinese minister declining to give a specific timetable (surprise, surprise), but saying it could happen “very soon”. Of course, forgive us for remaining skeptical, since the same guy is quoted in another story as saying the timing “will be determined by the market”, which is sort of odd, because it seems like everybody else is waiting on this guy and the rest of his government cronies for the go-ahead. It’s not clear why they’re still waiting, particularly as somebody from telecom equipment company ZTE says the homegrown TD-SCDMA standard is finally ready. The bottom line: nothing’s happened, again, so keep on waiting.

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