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China's 3G Standard May Not Make Olympic Deadline

The mainland's effort to introduce TD-SCDMA handsets by this summer's Games may fall short as the homegrown technology is still immature

China's scramble to meet its deadline to roll out TD-SCDMA handsets by the Olympic Games this year will be "challenging", according to industry watchers.

The primary reason, say analysts, is that the homegrown 3G technology is still immature, as a result of China being late to the game.