Unicom launches W-CDMA tender

14 Oct 2008

Xinhua reports that China United Telecommunications Corporation (Unicom Group), parent company of China Unicom, has launched its first round of bidding for W-CDMA equipment. Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, ZTE, Nokia Siemens Networks, and Alcatel-Lucent are all reported to be participating in the bid.

Although the Chinese regulators have not yet formally awarded 3G licences, the country’s newly reorganised carriers are all actively planning their UMTS network roll-outs; China Telecom has completed its first round of bidding for CDMA2000 EV-DO equipment, while China Mobile is in the process of holding a second round of bidding for TD-SCDMA apparatus.

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