MIIT approves plans for FDD-LTE trials in 900MHz band

20 Jun 2016

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has approved plans for China Telecom to begin offering LTE services on the 800MHz band, news portal C114 reports. The watchdog has also greenlit a request from China Unicom, allowing the cellco to carry out tests of frequency division duplex LTE (FDD-LTE) in the 900MHz band in 14 provinces, including Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui.

In a related development, China Unicom has also unveiled plans to begin trialling 400G and 1T fibre-optic backbone networks in H2 2016.