Latest News:  


China Mobile expands 4G trials to Zhejiang (2)

By Shen Jingting (China Daily)

08:52, February 06, 2013

Analysts anticipated an earlier issue of 4G licenses from the Chinese government. Miao Wei, the minister of industry and information technology, said in March last year that the authorities will begin approving 4G licenses in about two to three years. But in a September interview, Miao said the licenses will be ready for issue in one year.

"We expect the government to issue 4G permits in the second half of this year," said Ji Chendong, a telecom analyst at KPMG. It is very likely that China Telecom Corp Ltd, the nation's smallest mobile operator, will also get a TD-LTE 4G license, he said.

"There are still many obstacles for China Mobile to overcome. For example, the company should further encourage the development of 4G devices, design service contracts and determine pricing strategies," Ji said.

In a June interview last year, Xi Guohua, chairman of China Mobile Ltd, said use of TD-LTE networks will take off and expand at a rapid pace once 4G-capable devices are widespread.

"The lack of TD-LTE devices could hamper the company's 4G rollout," Xi said.

【1】 【2】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:HuangBeibei、Li Zhenyu)

Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Navy's ships in antisubmarine training

  2. Servicemen patrol in snowfield

  3. Unforgettable moments you can’t miss in Feb.

  4. Journeys provide unusual adventures

  5. $16,000 splash to be washed emperor-style

  6. Victims to get equal compensation

  7. Great snakes and the culture behind

  8. Hey, big cosmetics spender

  9. NFL plans to expand in China

  10. Shenzhen property market will see glut

Most Popular


  1. Why does US plan to relax immigration policy?
  2. Egypt's relative calm not expected to last for long
  3. East or west, whose home is best?
  4. Dialogue and action can improve Sino-US ties
  5. A long journey that will help all women
  6. An easier ride, but for some only
  7. U.S. further placates Europe while turning to Asia
  8. China's year of challenges
  9. Rice imports not a threat to food security
  10. Getting workers their wages on time

What’s happening in China

A 9-year-old girl and her father are traveling to 31 major cities across China on foot and by hitchhiking.

  1. 10 sentenced in 'black jail' case
  2. Firework index to reduce pollution
  3. Rail passengers returning thousands of tickets
  4. Organs traffickers sentenced in Guangdong
  5. Police official being probed for fake ID