TD-SCDMA in Taiwan?

9 Jun 2009

According to Reuters, two of Taiwan’s leading mobile operators are considering the deployment of China’s homegrown 3G Time Division-Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) technology across their networks. Chunghwa Telecom and Far EasTone (FET) are reportedly in talks with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), which has signed a deal with Datang Telecom to set up a trial TD-SCDMA network, the first company outside of China to set up a TD-SCDMA network. ITRI spokeswoman Canny Jiang said, ‘Chunghwa and Far EasTone are talking to us about their interest in the technology, they have not said they will set up a network in Taiwan, and there are no concrete plans right now, but we are in talks about it.’ Vibo Telecom and Tatung Telecom have also been linked to the Chinese 3G standard.