Huawei deploys world' s first TD-LTE trial network

17 Nov 2009

Huawei has announced the deployment of the world’ s first Time Division-Long Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution (TD-LTE/SAE) trial network for China Mobile. This new network, which will demonstrate actual download speeds of up to 29Mbps will be used for 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Wang Jianzhou, chairman and CEO of China Mobile, said: ‘This state-of-the-art network covers the whole site of 2010 Shanghai World Expo, which will fully demonstrate the capability of TD-LTE technology.’

Huawei has already deployed the TD-LTE radio access network and SAE core network for China Mobile, and delivered chipsets and terminals. These infrastructures and terminal devices enabling high definition (HD) video transmission, HD video monitoring, HD video-on-demand (VOD) and mobile internet will support the live broadcasting and security for the Expo’s events. ‘TD-LTE/SAE technologies with the advantage of low latency and high spectrum efficiency are getting increasingly more recognition from operators and telecom organizsations.’ said Li Changzhu, Vice President of China Marketing at Huawei , ‘As most of the significant technical innovations will be showcased during the Expo, this TD-LTE/SAE trial network is one of the most exciting innovations during the event. This network adopted Huawei’s integrated LTE solution of FDD and TDD technologies, as well as the SAE core network which is being used in world-leading operators’ network modernisation.’

China, China Mobile, Huawei Technologies