TD-LTE for six cities, says China Mobile

2 Nov 2010

China Mobile will invest RMB1.5 billion (USD225 million) to establish trial networks of its self-developed version of 4G technology, Time Division-Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE), covering a total of 3,060 base stations across six large cities, according to China-based media CCTTR World Communications. The six are: Beijing in the northern region, Shanghai and Nanjing in the eastern region, Xiamen in the southeastern region, and Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the southern region. China Mobile is reported to have invited equipment suppliers to participate in the plan, with the selected vendors including domestic firms Huawei Technologies, ZTE and Datang Mobile Communications Equipment, as well as Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks and Motorola. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has designated the 2570MHz-2620MHz frequency band for the trial, the source noted.