TD-SCDMAThe Chinese are going to need a little more time before they can launch their own 3G technology. According to analyst Jonathan Dharmapalan, a partner at Ernst & Young and head of the company’s global telecommunications centre for Beijing, the Chinese TD-SCDMA may be delayed up to 2010. Trials of TD-SCDMA will begin this month. Dharmapalan says, that if you take how long GSM technology from testing to deployment, it will take up to 24 months before China enjoys 3G speeds. It's a big sacrifice to avoid paying licensing fees to existing 3G technology. TD-SCDMA will be the 3G technology of choice during the Beijing Olympics in August. China Mobile has released 20,000 TD-SCDMA capable handsets, while Nokia is developing compatible hardware.

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