MIIT grants first batch 4G network access licenses to 4 mobile phone brands
BEIJING, Sep 09, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
China's Ministry of Industry and
Information Technology (MIIT) has issued the first batch of 4G
network access licenses for 4 mobile phone products, the Xinhua-run
China Securities Journal reports on Tuesday.
All the 4 mobile phone products are supporting the homegrown 4G
standard TD-LTE. And they are respectively from domestic brands ZTE
and Huawei and overseas brand Samsung and Sony.
According to ZTE, its licensed product is U9815 Grand Memo LTE,
which supports 4 modes, namely the homegrown 3G standard TD-SCDMA,
the overseas 4G standard FDD-LTE, the 2G standard GSM and TD-LTE.
It is predicted that most of these new products will go into
market from November to the end of this year, when MIIT is likely to
grant the basic telecom operators 4G licenses, the news portal qq.com
reports. (Edited by Li Xiaoyu, Lixy@xinhua.org)
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