China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has awarded FDD LTE licenses to two of the country's three major operators as part of the country's next wave of 4G developments.
China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA) and China Unicom Ltd. (NYSE: CHU) have been awarded the licenses, adding to the LTE TDD licenses that were handed out late last year. The two operators have been waiting patiently for this official approval to forge ahead with their 4G strategies, as their hybrid FDD/TDD rollout plans are more heavily weighted towards the construction of FDD LTE networks and use of FDD LTE spectrum. (See China Issues 4G TDD Licences.)
nasimson, User Rank: Light Sabre 6/27/2014 | 9:26:47 PM
Re: Playing catch-up Worth mentioning that as China Mobile is busy deploying 4G in China, they are also doing the same in neighboring country Pakistan. And that remains their only operation overseas. There too they are the only 4G player.
Playing catch-up China Mobile got something of a head's start with its TDD 4G, so now Telecom and Unicom have some catching up to do.
The authorities said last year that FDD licenses wouldn't be issued until the market was ripe -- that appears to mean that they wanted to give China Mobile a bit of a head's start after its 3G strategy didn't work out as planned...
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