4G network trial run to be launched in 3 Chinese cities

16:33, April 16, 2010      

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The first high-speed TD-LTE(4G) wireless network in the world, constructed by China Mobile, debuted in Shanghai on April 15. China will choose three other cities, Qingdao, Xiamen and Zhuhai, for the trial run of TD-LTE system by the end of 2010.

Wan Gang, head of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, said China will support all links of the TD-LTE industry chain and make guideline for its systematic implementation.

Wang Jian Zhou, board chairman of China Mobile said that the TD-LTE (4G) network is has received close attention from international wireless operating agencies, many of which have showed strong interest in building TD-LTE (4G) networks and have already cooperated with China Mobile. Those wireless operating agencies will send delegates to experience TD-LTE system at the forthcoming Shanghai World Expo.

Deputy Secretary of China's Ministry of Industry (MIIT) Lou Gin Jian revealed China's TD-SCDMA users are currently over 6.50 million, which enforces the coverage rate of the TD-SCDMA 3G network into the 2G commercial level.

By People's Daily Online


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