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China opens 3G door to Samsung

Korean electronics giant, Samsung said on Monday that it has passed all the requirements to sell mobile 3G handsets in China.China has been developing its own 3G technology, Time Division-Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) despite widespread concern that it is inferior to other 3G standards. Today’s TD-SCDMA in China has been under development by a group of Chinese companies for several years.

TD-SCDMA was developed so the country’s operators will be able to avoid paying billions of pounds of royalties to foreign companies.

3G licences using TD-SCDMA are expected later this year but it is widely believed that China will offer licences for alternatives such as CDMA-2000 and WCDMA in due course.

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