China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has finished drafting 35 national telecommunications standards and released them for public comment.
IPTV security system architecture standards devised by MIIT's China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) and network solutions provider UTStarcom (Nasdaq: UTSI) is included as a recommended national standard.
Energy efficiency standards for mobile terminal equipment drafted by CATR, ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ), Huawei, and Spreadtrum Communications (Nasdaq: SPRD) were included as recommended standards as well, outlining parameters for energy consumption and testing of terminals during standby mode, voice calls, data usage, and other applications. The standards cover single-mode and dual-mode GSM (GPRS), CDMA, WCDMA, and TD-SCDMA devices.
Editor's Note: China's national standards are nationwide technical standards formulated by the State Council's standardization management department, and are divided into two categories: compulsory national standards (GB) and recommended national standards (GB/T). National standards have a five-year lifespan, after which they are revised or renewed.