TD-SCDMA Really Ready Now, They Swear

Following earlier unofficial reports, the homegrown Chinese 3G standard TD-SCDMA appears to have officially passed muster according to the country's Ministry of Information Industry. The approval comes after a reported three years of "tests" -- a statement that will do little to placate the fairly widely held belief that TD-SCDMA has had some significant problems. Of course, it's anybody's guess what this latest supposed approval means. After all, it was nearly a year ago that TD-SCDMA was declared "already mature and ready for manufacturers to move ahead with production". There's still a lot of skepticism about the technology, even from Chinese operators. So while TD-SCDMA may be good to go, don't hold your breath -- and despite what the government says, look for its use to be mandated somehow.

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    Perry, Jun 28th, 2009 @ 9:45pm

    dunno how I stumbled on this old post while looking for info on the iphone but an interesting read non the less. had to hit up wikipedia just to figure out what it was all about though lol.

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