[jlm pacific epoch] China Mobile has more than 5 million TD-SCDMA subscribers as at December 31, and offers 266 models of TD-SCDMA-enabled terminals, including 80 models of mobile phone handsets, 163.com reports. China Mobile has completed construction of the third phase of TD-SCDMA network, and now has more than 100,000 base stations, giving it coverage in over 70% of Chinese cities, chinanews.com.cn reported December 31.
China Mobile had previously announced that by the end of November, its 3G users numbered around 2.98 million.
China Unicom's WCDMA-based 3G network now covers 335 cities, according to according to a separate 163.com report. The carrier is ready to start commercial operations of its second phase network in 50 cities in the next few days, the report said.
China Mobile TD-SCDMA Users Hit 5m