After some delay, China will launch TD-LTE this year. China Mobile (CMCC) plans to build trial networks in six cities including Shanghai and Guangzhou with an average 500 BTSs per city, large enough for commercial service. CMCC plans to spend 1.5 billion yuan ($225 million) for the project. In the meantime, MIIT, the government agency that regulates the telecom industry, has reportedly allocated a bandwidth of 50MHz between 2.5-2.6GHz, a spectrum very likely for future LTE service.
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