China Mobile to talk to Taiwan companies for 4G development
Irene Chen, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Thursday 23 September 2010]
Chairman Wang Jian-zhou for China Mobile Communications, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, has invited Taiwan-based enterprises in the WiMAX supply chain to attend conferences and forums scheduled for October in China, aiming at cooperation for developing 4G technologies, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
The International Telecommunication Union will decide on 4G standards in 2011, and China Mobile is developing TD-LTE (time division-Long Term Evolution), a version of LTE, the sources indicated. In view of Taiwan-based WiMAX hardware makers' technological capabilities and the similarity of WiMAX to TD-LTE, China Mobile wants to learn from Taiwan's WiMAX development and cooperate with Taiwan-based players to facilitate its R&D and deployment of TD-LTE, the sources said.
The invited Taiwan-based companies include mobile telecom carriers, IC design houses and makers of networking/communication equipment and terminal devices, the sources noted.