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| Siemens Sees 3rd-Generation Mobile Comm Demand in China
October 30, 1998 (BEIJING) -- Third-generation mobile communications
systems will be widely used in China within the next five years, Juergen
Lagleder, chief representative of Siemens China Ltd., said at the PT/EXPO
COMM CHINA '98.
|The ongoing expo features various types of small-scale global systems
for mobile communications (GSM) base stations.
Major international telecom equipment companies such as Siemens, Ericsson
and Nokia are also exhibiting third-generation CDMA technology to upgrade
GSM base stations.
Lagleder noted that major telecommunications equipment manufacturers
plan to introduce state-of-the-art technology.
Finnish-based Nokia recently opened an industrial complex in Beijing
as part of an effort to expand both research and the production scale
for telecommunications equipment.
Nokia's latest handset features Chinese input functions and is smaller
than a cigarette package.
Heated competition has also emerged for various other products such as
switchboards, data exchange equipment and optical transmission facilities.
A number of Chinese manufacturers are also exhibiting domestic telecommunications
products that fulfill all international standards. The Huawei Technology
Co., Ltd. has conducted extensive trials of its GSM equipment in Shanghai
and several provinces across the county, and plans to start full-scale
production in 1999.
A small group of companies, including Shanghai Bell Telephone Equipment
Manufacturing Co., Ltd., currently dominate the Chinese market for program-controlled
(Xinhua News Agency)
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