China's TD-SCDMA pipe dream

China's Vice Premier Zhang Deijang this month urged China's three mobile operators to strengthen TD-SCDMA's supply chain.   Yeah right.  Like China Unicom and China Telecom, which are deploying W-CDMA and 1xEV-DO services respectively, are going to start promoting TD-SCDMA on the world stage.   Fact:  the great white elephant TD-SCDMA was pushed on China Mobile by the government.   Fact:  China Mobile lobbied and lost to pursue W-CDMA.   Fact:  China is in the midst of a 3G tariff battle.   Fact:  Unicom and China Telecom are seriously unlikely going to sing the virtues of TD-SCDMA.