Telecom & Wireless

Qualcomm Backs All 3G Standards

Qualcomm reaffirmed yesterday its support of all three third generation (3G) mobile telecommunications standards to tap the market demand in China.

"Our 3G strategy is very simple. We support all the technologies with our integrated solutions," said Sanjay Jha, executive vice-president of Qualcomm, yesterday in Beijing.

Qualcomm dominates CDMA 2000, one of the three world recognized 3G standards. The other two standards are the European-based WCDMA (Wideband CDMA) and Chinese TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access). The Chinese Government is expected to release its 3G licences next year.

Currently, CDMA 2000 and WCDMA are well established and growing, registering a total of more than 128 million subscribers so far, operated by 108 operators in 46 countries and regions worldwide.

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