China Mobile says its TD-SCDMA networks in 10 Chinese cities have covered 95% of the areas covered by 2G networks, of which, the TD-SCDMA signal has covered all areas within the fifth ring road area of Beijing.
In addition, some large communities and counties outside the fifth ring, including Shangdi and Huilongguan, can receive the TD-SCDMA signal.
China Mobile says as Beijing completes its supplementary construction of TD-SCDMA base stations, the quality of 3G networks in the city will be further improved. So far, apart from Beijing, cities that have completed TD-SCDMA network construction include Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Qinhuangdao, Baoding, and Qingdao.
According to the statistics from China Mobile, during the TD-SCDMA commercial trial in the past year, the number of its TD-SCDMA users has increased to more than 400,000.
To provide convenient 3G experience to customers, China Mobile completed the merger of its 2G core networks with the TD-SCDMA networks at the end of 2008. With dual-mode mobile phones, China Mobile's users can enjoy the 3G services in the near future without changing of mobile phone numbers, without changing of SIM cards, and without registrations.