China vows to be 3G technology neutral

U.S. trade talks with China have resulted in the country's leaders saying they won't favor any 3G standard when they issue next-generation licenses, allowing telecom operators to choose which standard to use. U.S. government and industry officials have feared China's apparent interest in forcing operators to deploy TD-SCDMA, which has never been deployed commercially, as a way to make China a leader in mobile technology. China's operators, however, have been unusually noisy about their opposition to the technology, saying a forced deployment would hurt them economically and competitively. What does this mean for the future of TD-SCDMA and for those vendors who put R&D dollars into it? I'm sure the Chinese government has some sort of plan to deploy it, maybe through some favorable economic incentives?

For more about China's vow to uphold technology neutrality:
- read this report from Dow Jones
- check out this article from RCR Wireless News

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