BEIJING (XFN-ASIA) - China Mobile plans to build 2,059 outdoor base stations and 1,015 indoor distributed systems In Beijing and the region to ensure the availability of 3G services during the Olympic Games next summer, CCID Consulting said in a research note.
The typical cost of a base station is about 860,000 yuan, including accessory equipment, it said.
To avoid interference between different TD-SCDMA experimental networks, networks built by China Netcom would be brought into China Mobile's TD-SCDMA commercial experimental network, the consulting firm added.
China has yet to issue permanent licences for 3G service. It is widely believed to be waiting for the homegrown TD-SCDMA technology to mature before opening up the 3G market to all 3G platforms.
However, the government reiterated recently that it will issue 3G licenses in time to allow for the service to be launched before the Olympics.
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