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China may not see 4G for another 2-3 years

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China may not see 4G for another 2-3 years
China may have just hit 1 billion mobile subscribers, but it looks like all billion of them will be waiting a few years before they see 4G service. In a discussion aired on state TV a few days ago, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology leader, Miao Wei, said that China would most likely wait another 2 to 3 years to issue 4G licenses for LTE TDD networks.

Wei stated that the country hopes to expand its current network of 220,000 TD-SCDMA base stations to 400,000, and then upgrade those units to LTE TDD before offering 4G licenses. He anticipates that process will take three years to complete.

State owned China Mobile is a driving force behind LTE TDD deployment, but Wei also cited handset and chip vendor support as a barrier to entry. He said, “We need their active participation, to speed up development of the commercial trials.”

source: PCWorld

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posted on 11 Mar 2012, 21:33 10

1. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


If that isn't one of the most offensive photos I've ever seen!... You guys are really looking to get yourselves In hot water with the Asian community. Not a good look Phonearena!

posted on 11 Mar 2012, 21:38 9

2. thatdude1 (unregistered)


So true...this picture is quite tasteless, even for phonearena.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 12:34 1

18. Gotchafone (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


DigitalJedi_X2 Y U NO NO MEMES

posted on 11 Mar 2012, 21:44 1

4. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


isnt this kind of wasting spectrum? or is 4g on a whole different spectrum

posted on 11 Mar 2012, 22:24

8. phunkinc (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


Troll memes are troll memes

posted on 11 Mar 2012, 22:39 5

9. Shin (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


bad picture!

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 01:49 1

10. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


This nothing compare to what we have in my country. We have 2g only not even 3g thats what makes me wanna leave my country after graduation.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 06:01 1

14. zaryab_hussain77 (Posts: 102; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)


same with me............thinking of leaving pak after inter

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 02:37

11. yemaat2000 (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


Which country are you.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 03:48 1

12. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


Lol on the comments. The image used on that picture is one of the famous memes on this site called 9gag. That image signifies those people that are quite baffled on why China does not want to license 4g. Lol. Get out of phonearena once in a while. At least you people can develop a healthy sense of humor.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 04:47

13. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


3g was introduced in India only a year ago with himalayan prices and it was like people don give a crap about 3g. Now network providers are cutting down plan prices to attract people but its getting nowhere for them. So for india, that'll be like 2-3*2.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 08:20

15. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


No,Sibal said they will hold 4g specturm auction by the end of the year so with some luck it could be avaiable by mid-2013

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 09:25

16. nosybummer (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


True
lets hope there wont be a 4G spectrum scam

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 11:02 1

17. mrandrewshah (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)


Oh I have to say the Y U NO guy was a nice touch.

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