MIIT submits China's 4G standard to ITU

27 Oct 2009

Sohu IT reports that China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has submitted China’s TD-LTE-Advanced technical specification to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), thereby ensuring that the technical specification will be considered as an international standard candidate for 4G communications. TD-LTE-Advanced (LTE-Advanced TDD spec) is the next-generation successor to the Chinese-developed TD-SCDMA platform.

The ITU has thus far received six 4G standard candidate drafts in all, covering LTE-Advanced and 802.16m technologies, as well as the two TDD and FDD wireless access systems. TD-LTE-Advanced was submitted at the ITU meeting as IMT-Advanced candidate technology, which is supported by major telecom operators and network device manufacturers including France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, NTT, KT, China Mobile, Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei and ZTE. The selected technologies are expected to be accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced – to qualify as true 4G technologies – in October 2010.