China Mobile announces TD-SCDMA equipment bidding results

14 Nov 2008

China Mobile has announced the results of a second round of TD-SCDMA equipment bidding. Datang and associated affiliates and subsidiaries, including Datang Mobile, Alcatel-Shanghai Bell, Fiberhome and New Postcom, won a combined 35-40% share of the bid, with Datang Mobile winning over 25%. ZTE won 28% of the bid, Huawei 17%-18%, Nokia Siemens Networks 8%, China Putian (Potevio) 6% and Ericsson 4.5%. A source with another equipment vendor stated that China Mobile would begin a third round of TD-SCDMA equipment bidding in March 2009, which the goal of covering 162 additional cities.