China's 3G Mobile Phone Mess

Endless delays in China to roll out a home-grown 3G technology could hit the country's tech competitiveness

Beijing's effort to transform China into a world-class player in next-generation mobile telephony is suffering a new setback. For years the government has been backing the development of a home-grown standard for 3G mobile phones. The hope is that this technology can compete with the two Western-developed ones in terms of network speeds, greater voice capacity, and a range of interactive data features.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.