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05.07.2013 18:54

Competitors Try Curbing China Mobile's 4G Urge

As China prepares to expand 4G wireless nationwide, its major telecoms are moving forward on separate paths
By staff reporter Tan Min

The wireless Internet technology race is intensifying a long-standing rivalry between China's largest mobile phone operator, China Mobile, and its smaller competitors China Telecom and China Unicom.

Since 2011 China Mobile customers in 15 cities nationwide have been accessing the Internet through the telecom's exclusive, high-speed, 4G application network called TD-LTE. It's a trial service the telecom hopes to expand nationwide after winning a government license, probably by the end of the year.

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