The Chinese government has demanded more trials of its homegrown 4G mobile broadband standard TD-LTE in hope of eventually rolling it out across the globe, according to China Daily. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) made the pronouncement and ordered “testing system equipment based on multi-mode chipsets …
>after China’s 3G TD-SCDMA technology failed to gain traction outside the country.
Or, indeed, inside the country.
well that isn't racist.
4th time reading it, still doesn't make any sense. Clues anyone?
Young Chinese lad that did some work for me. Good coder. Every time I gave him work: Hmm ... very challenging - it never sounded quite like you'd expect.
More standards-No, Wei!
I suppose if it works out they can make this Miao Minister fellow Chairman of the Breadboard at MIIT as well ;)
The double-breasted navy one sans-collar, thanks.
Pushing incompatible mobile standards?
Thank goodness the US would never do anything like that! Oh, wait...
Re: Pushing incompatible mobile standards?
Quxy we are into really doing that to the outside world. We are just doing it to our self to lock people into their telco.
LTE TDD vs FDD
TD-LTE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTE_TDD) is variation of LTE (http://www.3gpp.org/ & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3GPP_Long_Term_Evolution). So not exactly it completely different standard or completely homegrown. China is going TDD, whereas the rest of the world is going FDD. As well as wanting their own technology, it will be connected to how their spectrum allocation is done. TDD only uses one frequency, whereas FDD uses two paired frequencies (downlink & uplink).
I'm sure the fledgling MiniTru's and would be totalitarian states would love to get a chance to try a technology designed by an old school'er like the PRC.
Re: Why not?
Not entirely designed by PRC, somewhat more international - see 3GPP standards at www.3gpp.org.