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01.20.2012 16:30

Busy Signal as China Mobile Readies 4G Launch

The introduction of China Mobile's 4G network is officially on schedule, but testing delays may signal a slowdown
By staff reporter Zhao Hejuan and intern reporter Qin Min

China Mobile, the country's largest telecom, convened a series of secret equipment manufacturer meetings at its research institute in November.

On the agenda were test results for component vendors seeking to supply a network based on TD-LTE, a 4G mobile phone standard developed by China Mobile.

China Mobile had tested the products to decide which might be used for a growing, nationwide 4G network – an upgrade from the current top-of-the-line 3G network.

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