Alcatel-Lucent (Alca-Lu) has announced it has been selected by China Mobile to participate in the ‘world’s largest’ 4G TD-LTE trial network deployment in China. The qualification follows successful completion of various interoperability tests using the 2300MHz and 2600MHz bands which started in January 2010 as required by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information (MIIT) and China Mobile. Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alca-Lu’s flagship company in China, is one of the first suppliers to have successfully achieved this key milestone and will be deploying its end-to-end LTE solution for China Mobile’s large-scale 4G TD-LTE trial in the city of Shanghai.
Covering six major Chinese cities, namely Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xiamen, and recently extended to Beijing, the TD-LTE pilot will help China Mobile to provide a wide range of high speed mobile broadband services to its subscribers, such as high definition video, 3D gaming, FTP transmission and high speed internet. It will also enable new industries with LTE connectivity, such as the automotive industry and multi-industry ecosystem development.
Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Asia-Pacific said: ‘This is a major accomplishment for Alcatel-Lucent and clearly reinforces our leading position in China and our global leadership in LTE. We are committed to provide China Mobile with the most advanced LTE solution for the world’s largest TD-LTE trial and to demonstrate the maturity and cost-effectiveness of our solution for TD-LTE which is emerging as the 4G standard for TDD spectrum globally. The successful interoperability tests with terminal suppliers further demonstrate our commitment to create an open TD-LTE ecosystem that will participate in the broader global LTE value chain.’