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Agilent Technologies, Datang Holdings to Collaborate in Increasing Global Competitiveness of TD-SCDMA Industry

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings Co., LTD announced an agreement to collaborate in the development of TD-SCDMA and related technologies in the test and measurement areas.

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings Co., LTD announced an agreement to collaborate in the development of TD-SCDMA and related technologies in the test and measurement areas. The work will significantly propel the TD-SCDMA, industry chain and global competitive environment for this important technology.
As the initiator of the TD-SCDMA 3G mobile communication international standard, the owner of core patents, Datang Holdings plays a key role in the creation and global deployment of TD-SCDMA and TD LTE. Agilent and Datang Holdings will work together to support the TD-SCDMA and other China indigenous innovation technologies and promote their global competitiveness.
Mr. Zhen Caiji, board chairman and president of Datang Holdings, said, “Our strategy has been to innovate using open win-win principles through cooperation with international equipment manufacturers and operators. Consequently, the successful commercial development of TD-SCDMA has spurred more than 200 new enterprises. Agilent has always supported China’s local technology and industry development. As early as 2002 Agilent’s TD-SCDMA test and measurement solutions were available for TD research and development. Agilent joined the TD-SCDMA Forum even when the TD policies were not formalized. We expect our successful strategic cooperation with Agilent will accelerate the TD-SCDMA globalization process and future opportunities of other emerging indigenous wireless technologies.”
“China is the second-largest market for Agilent outside the U.S.,” said Bill Sullivan, Agilent president and chief executive officer. “The rapid economic growth in China during the past 30 years has delivered many diversified technologies and business opportunities to multinational companies. The government’s issue of 3G licenses provides strong support and confidence for both domestic and foreign manufacturers, especially during this current economic downturn. This could speed up investment and deployment by telecom operators, positively impacting the global financial environment. Agilent and Datang Holdings signed the agreement in alignment with each company’s global development goals and our strategic intent to focus on China. Agilent will continue to make significant investments in TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE test solutions to support the TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE deployment in international markets.”
TD-SCDMA is an advanced wireless mobile communication technology that offers rich applications to the worldwide market.
About Datang Holdings and TD-SCDMA
Datang Holdings is a large high-tech corporation specializing in the development, production and sales of electronic information systems and equipment. They are the initiator of the TD-SCDMA international standard and the owner of core technology of TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE.
Datang Holdings submitted the TD-SCDMA proposal to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on June 30, 1998. ITU officially adopted the TD-SCDMA standard as one of the three main contributors to the 3G mobile telecommunication standard in 2000. TD-SCDMA was admitted to 3GPP and became an international standard recognized by global communication manufactures and operators in 2001. On Jan. 7, 2009, the TD-SCDMA 3G license was issued to China Mobile, the largest telecom operator in the world. With the TD-SCDMA second-round bidding announced by China Mobile, Datang, with its 40-percent market share, took first place making it the market share leader in China’s local network equipment manufacturing. Information about Datang Holdings is available on the Web at

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