Published in Mobiles
China mobile opts for TD-LTE
Trials under way
China Mobile, the largest mobile telecom carrier in China, said that it will establish three experimental TD-LTE (time division-long term evolution) networks soon.
The trail networks in Qingdao, Xiamen and Zhuhai indicate the way that the worlds largest developing wireless network is likely to go. The announcement follows China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) decision to work with handset makers to build TD-LTE in three phases.
The first-phase trial of technological concepts completed in June 2009, and the ongoing R&D and its experiments in the second phase will be finished at the end of June 2010. There is big money in developing handsets and network gear for China.
The amount that is being invested in R&D is likely to have a knock on effect on the rest of the world because the kit has to be made cheaper.