Among the three telecom operators in China, China Mobile has the 3G license for TD-SCDMA.  But, how serious is the operator in developing the home grown 3G network?  According to an industry source, China Mobile is not serious at all.

“TD was forced upon China Mobile by the government.  They don’t want it, ” said the industry source, “Now, they are developing TD-LTE, the 4G standard, as fast as they can.”

TD-SCDMA: weak launch, improving gradually, yet still lagging

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Sherman So

Author of Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution, the first book to completely survey the nature of China's internet. (http://redwiredrevolution.com/) She previously was the lead China technology reporter...