Alcatel-Lucent (Alca-Lu) has announced that it has achieved record speeds on China Mobile’s TD-LTE trial network, which is being installed to support the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. During extensive tests, peak rates of more than 80Mbps downstream were realised by the team from Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. The World Expo 2010, which opens on 1 May and is expected to attract 70 million visitors, will provide a unique venue for countries across the world to demonstrate latest technological advances.
An industry’s first, the TD-LTE peak rates were achieved by using a single 20MHz spectrum band, carrying both the upstream and downstream traffic. ‘These record speed rates on China Mobile’s TD-LTE trial network highlight Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment to providing our customers with an end-to-end LTE solution matching their specific spectrum and timing strategies,’ said Romano Valussi, president of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell and head of Alcatel-Lucent’s China regional business unit. ‘Visitors to the event will thus be able to enjoy ultra high-speed mobile internet access and experience the next generation of high-definition multimedia demonstrations. This will stimulate the worldwide adoption of TD-LTE technology, as well as its future commercialisation.’