An alliance was established on Friday in Beijing to boost the development of SCDMA (Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access), a homegrown wireless access system, reported Saturday's China Daily.

It enrolled 11 domestic telecom equipment providers and IT-related suppliers including Lenovo, TCL, Amoi, Konka, Hisense, Skyworth, Xinwei Technology and Datang Telecom.

SCDMA, also call "Big Smart" wireless phone service, has mainly been developed by Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology Co Ltd, a joint venture between Datang Telecom Technology and Industry Group Cwill Telecommunications Inc and Bonanza Investment Co Ltd. SCDMA is distinguished from other systems by its unique technologies such as smart antennae, software radio and synchronous wireless access protocol.

To support the SCDMA system, the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has so far designated the 23 megahertz frequency specially for the system. Currently, the technology is deployed in 106 cities of 16 provinces across China. The MII's latest figures indicate that the system has attracted more than 400,000 subscribers nationwide.


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