Chinese news agency Xinhua reports that China Mobile’s 3G network based on TD-SCDMA technology is ready for commercial use during the Beijing Olympics this August.
Romanian operator Zapp says it now has UMTS 3G network coverage in 15 cities, with another four cities to be added by the end of next month. Its 3G equipment is being supplied by ZTE of China. Zapp is set to launch its first commercial UMTS services later this year, having been awarded its 2100MHz licence back in 2006. It currently offers mobile data services over a 450MHz CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network.
Indian mobile operator Shyam Telelink has chosen Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and ZTE as its vendors for its multi-billion dollar CDMA 800MHz network investment. The operator – majority owned by Russian conglomerate Sistema – has previously said it will invest at least US$5 billion in expanding the nationwide network.
Chinese news agency Xinhua reports today that China Mobile has joined the TD-SCDMA Industry Alliance (TDIA), becoming the first operator to secure membership. Established in 2002, TDIA comprises operators, manufacturers such as Bird, Huawei and ZTE, research and development entities, and distributors.