When 4G is approaching, why 3G?

The telecom standard for the third-generation has always been a highly controversial. After the MII determines to adopt the Chinese-enterprise developed TD-sCDMA standard, instead of the other two foreign-controlled standards, the scholars criticize the decision for 3G is as useless as the skill to kill the dragons that do not actually exist. The telecom monopoly has always been able to capitalize on its monopoly physical network. A new 3-G network will repeat the history. In order to stimulate competition, telecom industry should be as open as the computer industry. Instead of maintaining the telecom monopoly by issuing a few 3G licenses, the government should encourage and support the bottom-up Internet based wireless broadband network, which is the direction of 4G.




A fix-line operator–Netcom–has joined the debate. A wifi-city model may emerge.


Six cities have joined the new wireless initiative using WiMax technologies. But competition regulation, license issuance and frequency allocation are plaguing the development.


1 Comment

  1. Teddy Reher said,

    February 7, 2011 @ 2:02 am

    I’d be inclined to make a deal with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

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