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| Datang Telecom Tech to Produce GSM900/1800 Equipment
October 28, 1998 (BEIJING) -- Datang Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. announced
that it is preparing to start mass production of its own GSM900/1800
|The move is aimed at breaking foreign dominance of the nation's market
for mobile telecom equipment.
China's information technology companies are seeking larger shares of
the telecom equipment market. For example, Datang developed the first
indigenous program-controlled telephone switches.
The GSM900/1800 equipment is used for the new mobile telecom network
on Zhoushan, China's third largest island, and it replaces imported
Datang chairman Zhou Huan said the company will complete trial links
with the national public mobile communications network and will then
introduce the equipment nationwide.
China's mobile telecom market is dominated by large international companies
such as Motorola Inc., Ericsson of Sweden, Alcatel of France and Nokia
of Finland. Datang is the only Chinese company that has developed automatic
frequency switching technology on par with devices made by such leaders.
Also, Datang has developed advanced technology for wireless interchange
telephone lines and optical transmissions. It is now developing satellite
(Xinhua News Agency)
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