China Mobile has said that it will take a step into the TD-LTE market.
It will begin large-scale testing of the technology later on this year with the help of China's
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which will organise the trials.
The mobile company, which had a big hand in developing the Chinese 3G standard, said it would begin working on the 4G standard after it received the thumbs up from regulators.
It will be responsible for network construction, operation maintenance, examination and testing of technological products, and will also work with companies including ZTE, Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson, which will provide the necessary equipment.
However, one main company missing from the list is Huawei, which for a good few years now has wiggled out of confirming or denying that it is involved in this And today it didn't have much to say about it either telling TechEye that it would not be releasing a statement. However, when it did we'd know about it. We're touched. Really we are.
The trials will run in Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xiamen.