China Mobile plans phase four of TD-SCDMA expansion

4 Jun 2010

China Mobile sent bidding invitations to telecoms equipment vendors at the end of last month, kicking off a long-awaited tender for the phase four deployment of its 3G TD-SCDMA network. China Mobile is expected to procure around 98,000 base stations for the TD-SCDMA network, close to the total number in the previous projects. In the previous three TD-SCDMA network construction projects, China Mobile set up 108,000 base stations in total, with a combined investment of over CNY90 billion (USD13.16 billion).

A total of eight telecoms equipment makers are likely to take part in the bidding in three groups separately led by ZTE Corporation, Datang Mobile Communications Equipment and Huawei Technologies.