China grabs pizza the 3G action

22 Jul 2008

The Chinese 3G equipment manufacturer Potevio, which is a joint venture between China Putian (51%) and Nokia (49%), has partnered with Italian firm Mywave Electronics to build a trial 3G network in Italy. The network will be based on the TD-SCDMA standard which was developed as China’s answer to the more popular global 3G systems W-CDMA and CDMA2000. The trial network will serve corporate users, according to a report from Cellular News which cites China Daily newspaper. Potevio is already running TD-SCDMA trials in Tianjin and Qinhuangdao in China, with other TD-SCDMA test networks being installed in Hong Kong, South Korea, Canada, Romania and Ghana.

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