Title: Mobile communications in China

Authors: Ying Dong, Mingshu Li

Addresses: Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China. ' Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China

Abstract: China now has the world|s largest mobile communications market. In the past several years, a series of major reforms have been carried out in China|s telecom industry, aiming at separating administrative and enterprise functions, breaking monopoly and promoting effective competition. Upon WTO accession, China has committed to a phased timetable of mobile market opening. China has announced plans to have four full-range telecom operators. Moreover, there is a big opportunity for 3G mobile services in China. In the next five or ten years, China is expected become a major player in the development and innovation of mobile communication. We believe that with the entry to the WTO, the reformed and reorganised mobile market of China will have a very bright and promising future.

Keywords: WTO; TD-SCDMA; China; mobile communications; 3G mobile services; World Trade Organization.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2004.005861

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2004 Vol.2 No.4, pp.395 - 404

Published online: 23 Dec 2004 *

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