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Rumor: China Mobile Plans 4G Commercial Launch in August

Cww.net.cn, 4/28/13

According to an informed source, China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) will launch the company's TD-LTE network for commercial usage as early as August 2013. The company is expected to receive a TD-LTE license from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on May 17.

To date, China Mobile has set up over 200,000 TD-LTE base stations in 150 cities around China.

China Mobile will begin soliciting bids for additional TD-LTE equipment in May, including MiFi routers, customer-premises equipment (CPE) and a small volume of TD-LTE smartphones. According to China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua, the company will begin releasing TD-LTE commercial-use handsets in Q3 2012.

Editor's Note: For more information on this topic, please see "Rumor: China Mobile to Tender for TD-LTE Equipment in May," MD 4/19/13 and "China Mobile Expects Late 2013 for 4G Licenses," MD 3/11/13 issues.

 

Keywords:  timetable  Xi Guohua  China Mobile  license  wireless  4G  MIIT  CHL  TD-LTE  0941.HK  MiFi  CPE  smartphone  base station  network construction  mobile network equipment  procurement 

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