Chinese vendors are reportedly the big winners in China Mobile’s third-round 3G network expansion tender worth CNY8.6 billion (US$1.26 billion). According to Reuters, ZTE has won 34 percent of the deal for the latest supply of TD-SCDMA kit, whilst Huawei grabbed 22 percent and Datang won 21 percent.
Alcatel-Lucent has confirmed that a consortium involving its Chinese arm, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, and local partner Datang Mobile has been selected by China Mobile for deployment of the mobile operator’s third-phase TD-SCDMA 3G mobile network rollout across 11 provinces.
Huawei today announced deployment of a packet-based mobile backhaul network supporting TD-SCDMA technology for China Mobile in Zhejiang, which it claims is the world’s first to comply with the IEEE 1588v2 standard allowing the operator to eventually upgrade the network to LTE technology.
China Mobile is inviting equipment makers to supply datacard products based on the TD-LTE technology for a commercial trial at the Shanghai World Expo next year, reports Telecompaper, citing the South China Morning Post