BEIJING, Apr. 14 -- Sales of 3G mobile phones using China's self-developed TD-SCDMA standard will grow 7-fold this year, as the country's No. 1 mobile carrier, China Mobile Ltd, is pushing its 3G business, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, Reuters reported.
The company plans to launch new 3G mobile phones and related services. Its marketing push is set to make TD-SCDMA one of the fastest-growing mobile technologies in the world and make China an important market for 3G, the research firm said.
Overall sales of 3G handsets in China will account for an estimated 12.65% of total handset sales in 2010 and an estimated 40% of the total in 2013, China Knowledge reported earlier.
Last January, China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier by user base, was authorized to begin offering 3G services based on China's own 3G standard. The company's 3G subscribers totaled 532.9 million at the end of February 2010.