China Mobile, the world’s largest cellco by subscribers has activated trial 4G Time Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) networks in two new cities, Hangzhou and Wenzhou, both in Zhejiang province, Tech in Asia reports citing state news agency Xinhua. The Hangzhou network comprises 2,400 base stations, covering 500 square kilometres and will serve around five million people. Subscribers in the city can take part in the trials by paying a CNY500 (USD79.4) deposit and choosing from a number of 4G packages, which are reportedly similar in price to its current 3G offerings. China Mobile will also showcase the platform by converting one city bus route into a ‘4G City Experience’ by providing TD-LTE speeds via Wi-Fi.
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