Motorola Deploys World’s First TD-LTE Showcase Network at Shanghai Expo

February 25, 2010 – Motorola, Inc’s Networks business announced today that it has successfully deployed a TD-LTE network at the Expo Center for World Expo 2010 Shanghai China, and completed the fir

February 25, 2010 – Motorola, Inc’s Networks business announced today that it has successfully deployed a TD-LTE network at the Expo Center for World Expo 2010 Shanghai China, and completed the first indoor over-the-air (OTA) TD-LTE data sessions at the site. These advancements demonstrate another milestone of collaborative industry efforts on TD-LTE commercialization, reaffirming Motorola’s commitment to address the future needs of TDD spectrum operators in China and around the world.

These milestones follow the announcement by China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) in 2009, that Motorola was selected as main equipment supplier to provide indoor TD-LTE coverage for pavilions at Shanghai Expo. During the Shanghai Expo, Motorola will provide an advanced end-to-end TD-LTE solution and the world’s first TD-LTE USB dongles. Motorola will also leverage its orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) expertise with professional services to deploy, maintain and optimize these leading-edge networks. Visitors will be able to experience applications such as high-definition video on demand, remote monitoring and high-speed Internet access services.

“Following the successes in 2009, we are vey excited about the progress that has been made at Shanghai Expo,” said Dr. Mohammad Akhtar, vice president and general manager, Networks, Motorola Asia Pacific. “Motorola is the leader in TD-LTE through LTE trials and engagements with various operators around the world. We are pleased that our high quality technologies and services can support CMCC in bringing a TD-LTE experience to Shanghai Expo, which provides many possibilities for a new media mobility lifestyle.”

Dr. Akhtar added, “Motorola has once again demonstrated the reliability and advancement of our TD-LTE solution and our ability to quickly deploy live mobile broadband networks in a real world environment. Motorola’s more than 10 years of OFDM experience, award-winning LTE solutions and accurate network planning are three key factors in helping operators lower the total cost of ownership of deploying and operating a TD-LTE network.”

Motorola is one of the few vendors in the industry that has expertise in, has committed to, and is investing FDD-LTE and TD-LTE, as well as WiMAX. This leadership position builds upon Motorola’s OFDM innovations and its extensive expertise in OFDM network deployment and operation worldwide. Early in 2004, Motorola successfully achieved a downlink throughput of up to 300 megabits per second (Mbps) in a 20MHz bandwidth using OFDM modulate technology. Many of these research findings were leveraged into new products development, including Motorola’s PTP and PMP solution portfolio, as well as the 802.16e WiMAX solutions. Up to date, Motorola has shipped thousands of OFDM access points and millions of OFDM CPE worldwide.

With the growing interest in LTE, TDD operators can fully leverage the spectrum advantages as existing and new mobile broadband networks quickly consume current spectrum allocations. Motorola’s leadership in TD-LTE is demonstrated by a number of industry-leading successes. Motorola was the first company in the industry to achieve optimal peak throughput for TD-LTE in both lab and field environments. In addition, Motorola demonstrated a number of key capabilities over the TD-LTE network, including mobility and hand-over with live applications, Multi-user equipment (UE) scheduling under one sector and more.

Motorola remains on track in its LTE ecosystem plan and is making strides toward TD-LTE commercialization and globalization. Recently, Motorola announced the successful completion of the TD-LTE key functionalities tests initiated by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Earlier, Motorola demonstrated the world’s first live TD-LTE drive tour in Geneva at ITU Telecom World and successfully completed the joint OTA trial with operators as part of the collaborative trials scheduled throughout 2009. Motorola is also engaged with several other global tier-one operators on TD-LTE trials that commenced in Q4 2009.

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