LTE trials ramped up in Shanghai

20 May 2013

China Mobile is stepping up trials of its 4G Time Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) network in Shanghai, inviting 5,000 users to test mobile handsets, tablets and data cards on the new platform. Shanghai Daily writes that the cellco has deployed 1,000 4G-enabled base stations – 700 outdoors and 300 indoors – covering the inner ring area, and plans to extend coverage city-wide by the end of the year. Xu Da, the general manager of China Mobile’s Shanghai unit said that users can expect real download speeds of between 10Mbps and 60Mbps on the 4G network. China Mobile is one of the most vocal proponents of the TD-LTE standard, above sister technology Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) LTE and has begun trials of the platform in 15 cities.

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