TD-LTE network expands to three more cities

1 Mar 2012

China Mobile has announced plans to ramp up the development of its preferred 4G platform Time Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) with the second phase of trials due to start later this year, reports China Daily. The cellco will set up trial networks in three more cities, Beijing, Tianjin and Qingdao bringing the total number of cities involved in the test to nine. In addition, China Mobile hopes to increase the number of TD-LTE base stations to 20,000 by the end of 2012, and 200,000 by the close of the following year, provided the second-phase trials are successful.

As noted by CommsUpdate, China Mobile has signed a co-creation agreement with US-French vendor Alcatel-Lucent to conduct joint development and test activities on a series of lightRadio projects.

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