Analyst: China's 3G still years away

Despite the country's promise to roll out its TD-SCDMA 3G standard before the Olympics, one analyst contends that based on the average trial periods of new wireless networking technologies, the likelihood of TD-SCDMA launching before the Olympics is very unlikely. In fact, the technology could take a few more years to launch. The Ernst & Young analyst also predicted that China might end up awarding licenses for WCDMA and CDMA2000 by the time TD-SCDMA rolls out.

For more on the analyst's predictions:
- read this China's 3G TD-SCDMA article