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WeChat Burden on China Mobile’s Weak TD-SCDMA 3G Network – How China Telecom / Unicom Benefit ?

WeChat App reaches 300 Mn UsersTencent’s answer to WhatsApp, WeChat is a run away success with 300 Mn User base. However, WeChat is posing a major problem for one Telco – China Mobile.

What is the Problem with China Mobile’s [CM] Network ?
CM has a weak 3G network based on TD-SCDMA, and 600mn of CM’s 700mn subscribers are still using its 2G/2.5G GSM/EDGE networks. As GSM network was mainly designed for voice and small capacity of data, it is not efficient to handle the heavy data traffic, especially the busy ping data packets from WeChat. One of the immediate actions the Chinese MIIT can undertake is to order Tencent to Optimize WeChat signaling protocol, so as to reduce its pressure on telcos’ mobile networks. Continue reading WeChat Burden on China Mobile’s Weak TD-SCDMA 3G Network – How China Telecom / Unicom Benefit ?