A representative from China Mobile (CHL) has disclosed to media that it has registered a filial to be wholly engaged in TD-SCDMA operations in China.
The representative says that China Mobile will combine the TD trial network and the related personnel from the eight TD trial cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, Qinhuangdao, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xiamen to form this wholly-owned subsidiary.
China Mobile will publish soon the results of TD equipment bidding which was initiated on March 20 when eight TD equipment manufacturers including ZTE and Huawei were invited to join. At the time of that disclosure, all the details on how China Mobile plans to build the TD network in the eight cities will be unveiled.
According to China Mobile's general plan, it will build 15000 base stations in the eight cities which will involve a total of CNY26.7 billion in investment in the first schedule alone.