Ericsson and China Mobile showcase 223Mbps TDD-LTE

8 Nov 2012

Swedish vendor Ericsson has announced the successful demonstration of Time Division Duplex Long Term Evolution (TDD-LTE) carrier aggregation in China, achieving a peak download speed of 223Mbps by using two carriers of 20MHz each over the same radio unit. The demonstration was carried out in Beijing on equipment by Ericsson operating in China Mobile’s network and was intended to showcase that TDD operators can provide ‘competitive peak-rate performance for their users.’

A spokesperson for the vendor added: ‘We have the technology ready now, but devices that support the standard aren’t expected to hit the market in volume until 2014. During this time, we will continue to refine our technology and drive the ecosystem, so that operators and their customers will get maximum benefit once all the pieces are in place.’

China, China Mobile, Ericsson