With China Mobile's 3G network standard running on an indigenously developed TD-SCDMA platform, most of the handset makers that use the former's 3G network avoid paying royalty fees to Qualcomm.
Also, industry peer Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM ) is benefiting from the global LTE upgrades, having reported estimate-beating sales and profits during its recent fourth quarter.
China will prove to be an impossible nut to crack for Qualcomm that is already at the forefront of a recent antitrust investigation by the region's government. The company faces stiff competition from local chipmakers such as MediaTek, whose rock-bottom prices may be hard to match.
Well, there's always Albania & other leftovers for l'il Qualcomm.
TD SCDMA uses Qualcomm patents and IPR, just like WCDMA did . DoCoMo had their own non world style of WCDMA but had to shit can it because the Japanese companies couldn't sell outside of DoCoMo because no one was dumb enough to buy the crapoloa. Connect the dots. The world standard style of TD has been licensed to 55+ Chinese companies buy Qualcomm those companies with export their products and make a fortune for themselves and Qualcomm. Oh the Humanity! You must be reading Tero and Snyder. You three are the stooges!!!!