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Rumor: CM to Complete Round-3 TD-SCDMA Equipment Bidding in March

CCTimes, 1/08/09

Industry rumors are circulating that China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) has begun preparations for a third round of bidding aimed at rolling-out TD-SCDMA networks in 162 additional cities across China. Bidding will be completed by the end of March.

Editor's Note: Previously it was rumored that China Mobile planned to construct 57,421 base stations in the third phase of TD-SCDMA network construction, with a total investment of RMB 55.8 bln. For more background, please see "Rumor: 3rd Round TD-SCDMA Construction to Cover 162 Cities", MD 11/10/08 issue.

Keywords: mobile network equipment 0941.HK bidding China Mobile CHL network construction TD-SCDMA wireless 3G base station third-round procurement

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