Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Group

Industry sector: Telecommunications equipment
Headquarters: Beijing

State-owned Datang Telecom is a veteran of the domestic telecoms industry, having carved a niche by developing expertise and IP management in both equipment and services. However, its crowning achievement has been its input in developing the Chinese TD-SCDMA 3G network standard; while work in 4G technology is onging. The sheer volume of patents filed by Datang surpasses that of all but the country’s most prolific applicants. Meanwhile, a string of acquisitions in April 2012 – with Leadcore Technology, Shanghai Uniscope Technologies and Uniscope Electronic – have signalled its intention to augment its chip and terminal design capabilities.