China Mobile has issued the second-stage construction plan for the TD-SCDMA network to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The second-stage construction plan will cover provincial capital cities around China. There are two possibilities about the construction range of the new TD-SCDMA network: one is that it will cover the 38 major cities in China; the other is that it will cover mainly capital cities and a few cities specifically designated in the national plan, and the total cities will be not more than 30.

In accordance with procedures, the second-stage construction plan for TD-SCDMA should be confirmed by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. They will decide the overall scale of the TD-SCDMA network and the scale in every city, and this decision should be rendered in the coming weeks.

Note: this article originally referred to "China Telecom" instead of "China Mobile" and has now been corrected. -ed.

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