When China will license 3G is anyone's guess

It's the biggest question of the year: When will China issue 3G licenses? Every week we hear a different answer. According to Motorola, China is likely to issue licenses for 3G services later this year, not during the first half as industry observers had anticipated. However, while vendors are rubbing their hands in anticipation, it seems no decision will come until China's homegrown 3G standard, TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) has been adequately tested in the market. And the technology has never been used in a commercial environment.

To read more about China's potential time line for offering 3G licenses:
- take a look at this article from IDG News Services