CMRI inks TD-LTE interoperability deal with Anite

6 Feb 2012

China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), the research arm of China Mobile has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Anite, a UK-based technology firm specialising in wireless device testing, to collaborate on the development of Time Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) technology. CMRI and Anite will cooperate to develop validated protocol conformance and interoperability test specifications and test systems. The partnership is expected to cut time to market for TD-LTE compatible handsets. The agreement follows a similar deal signed with US WiMAX operators Clearwire in September last year, which was followed last month by a further commitment to collaborate on common test specifications and joint interoperability testing for TD-LTE devices in a number of global bandwidth configurations, including the 2.3GHz to 2.7GHz frequency range.

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