China's Xiaomi Seeks A Mobile Home In America

"You see, US mobile networks use odd bands that aren't widely adopted in most parts of the world. So, to ensure compatibility, the local major carriers are notoriously tough when it comes to testing phones that want to be deployed across their networks."
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Xiaomi, one of the world's fastest-growing value mobile phone brands, has set its sights on the U.S. market. But rather than go the typical unlocked, direct-sale route of other Asian newcomers, the company is taking the time to attain mobile-carrier compliance.

"You see, US mobile networks use odd bands that aren't widely adopted in most parts of the world. So, to ensure compatibility, the local major carriers are notoriously tough when it comes to testing phones that want to be deployed across their networks."

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