China wants TD-SCDMA to take 20% of overseas 3G market by 2020

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The Chinese government is seeking to push its home grown 3G standard overseas and has set a target to take 20 percent of the overseas 3G subscriber market by 2020. The plans were revealed in a long-term development plan for mobile communication drafted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), an industry expert has told the Interfax news agency.

The news comes just days after a couple of Taiwanese networks, Chunghwa Telecom and Far EasTone expressed an interest in testing the TD-SCDMA standard on their networks.

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