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Firms team to advance China handset market

Posted: 19 May 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:China handset market? wireless? multimedia?

China Telecommunications Technology Labs (CTTL) and Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co. Ltd have entered a strategic partnership that will focus on researching new technologies and services in wireless communications and multimedia terminals to promote innovative research of new technologies and services that meet the requirements of the Chinese mobile handset market.

The Chinese mobile communications industry is advancing into its maturation phrase. A unique industry chain capability has developed in China's mobile phone industry, which now comprises of design, R&D, support, production, marketing, etc. This development will enhance the competitiveness of phones made in China for the local and overseas markets. The CTTL and Spreadtrum partnership is expected to create new technologies and services in wireless communications and multimedia terminals. The companies expect to innovative services by utilizing combined resources and new techniques in 2G and 3G networks to develop high-tech information security technologies for the mobile and multimedia markets. The cooperation will simultaneously broaden and strengthen interactions in the industry chain.

Ms. Fuli of CTTL said, "As one of China's important wireless and multimedia core chipset providers, Spreadtrum plays an important role in the industry. After establishing the strategic partnership of CTTL and Spreadtrum, both will coordinate their unique techniques and advantages to cooperate on new technical hot projects."

Leo Li, president and CEO of Spreadtrum, said. "CTTL is a comprehensive and large-scale information communications base that serves the Chinese and overseas markets to develop new technologies and establish standards, tests and verification services. With CTTL's partnership, Spreadtrum expects to improve its product quality and performance and to offer more suitable products for the Chinese and international markets."

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