China should focus on mobile communication market development and technological renovation without pursuing international 3G standards, say experts at the ongoing 2005 Global Mobile Congress held in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
"In a broad sense, the industrial standard and the international standard are two standards recognized worldwide," said Lu Wei, a Chinese mobile communication expert.
"The corporations which lead an industry to dominate the establishment of the industrial international standard, however, are determined by their prestige in the world," explained Lu.
"If China leads the world in mobile communication, its industrial standard will be acknowledged as the international standard. This has been a consensus among developed countries," added Lu.
According to the expert, China's homegrown technology standard for 3G, TD-SCDMA, has good prospects. If all of Chinese mobile phone holders use this technology, it will become a virtual international standard, because foreign companies which want to share China's vast mobile communication market will have to accept this standard.
China, which has the world's biggest mobile phone market with 35 million users, has been pushing for development of its 3G standard TD-SCDMA as one of the three international 3G standards. The other two are WCDMA in Europe and CDMA2000 in the United States.