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MIIT Cuts Fees, Times for Handset Testing, Network Approval

C114, 8/07/08

An informed source has revealed that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) held a meeting on August 1 at which it decided to cut its handset testing and network approval fee for CDMA phones from more than RMB 200,000 to RMB 110,000 and eliminated the need for CDMA Development Group (CDG) testing of CDMA devices for manufacturers that have already passed these tests. The time required for GSM testing has also been shortened from two and a half weeks to eight working days."

Editor';s Note: The MIIT recently announced that it will offer testing services for mobile phones in Shenzhen. For more background on this topic, please see ";CATR Offers Handset Testing Services in Shenzhen";, MD 8/02/08 issue.

Keywords: network access permit reduction CDMA GSM MIIT Shenzhen testing wireless mobile phone CDMA Development Group

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