The networks business of Motorola has successfully completed the Phase I TD-LTE field trials with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Moto said in a statement that the over-the-air (OTA) TD-LTE trial included key functionality, performance and mobility tests in a multi-sector, multi-site environment which lays a solid foundation for large scale TD-LTE deployment.
Motorola’s key trial achievements during the pilot included downlink speeds of up to 80Mbps and the successful demonstration of key TD-LTE features including mobility and handover with live applications, low latency and more utilisation of third-party user equipment test to guarantee standard compliance. It also included TD-LTE trial sites overlaid on existing 2G/3G sites. Motorola says it is now ready to begin Phase II TD-LTE field trials with increased focus on applications and quality of service, in Shunyi, Beijing.