China begins final tests of TD-SCDMA

Chinese TD-SCDMA chip producers including Datang Mobile, Commit and Chongyou Information Technology have begun a new round of tests for TD-SCDMA, a China Business News report said.


The tests, lasting half a year from late December 2005 to mid-2006, have been moved from indoors to outdoors to simulate business application, the report said.

At present, Beijing and Shanghai are involved in the tests, and the Ministry of Information Industry will choose another city to join the tests at the beginning of 2006 so as to expand the testing scale, the report said.


The report said both domestic and overseas mobile phone brands will join in the tests, including Lenovo, Hisense, DBTEL, Samsung, LG and Philips.


Other major mobile phone producers, such as Sony-Ericsson, will commercialize their chips as soon as China's Ministry of Information Industry issues 3G license, the report said.