April 16, 2010 â€“ Motorola showcased an end-to-end TD-LTE demonstration via the world’s first TD-LTE USB dongle at the Shanghai Expo site to support the “TD-LTE Showcase Network Opening Ceremony” ho
April 16, 2010 â€“ Motorola showcased an end-to-end TD-LTE demonstration via the world’s first TD-LTE USB dongle at the Shanghai Expo site to support the “TD-LTE Showcase Network Opening Ceremony” hosted in Shanghai on April 15. Delegates at the ceremony experienced applications that run over a TD-LTE network via USB dongles, including high-definition video wall (simultaneous 24 video streams), remote monitoring and high-speed Internet browsing applications.
“We are very excited to support China Mobile in bringing the world’s first TD-LTE USB dongle demonstration enabled by our TD-LTE system,” said Dr. Mohammad Akhtar, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Networks business in Asia Pacific. “A healthy devices ecosystem has always been critical to the development, commercialization and success of wireless network technologies. We are working closely with partners to drive this ecosystem as demonstrated by the advancement announced today. TD-LTE is now a commercial reality and we are very pleased to see that industry players are joining forces to accelerate TD-LTE globalization.”
Interest in TD-LTE continues to grow because of several key factors: the low cost of TDD spectrum that is particularly attractive to emerging and developing markets; operators’ continuing need for more capacity and spectrum; and the ability to hand-off between TD-LTE and LTE FDD networks. In effect, this ability to roam between LTE FDD and TD-LTE means operators can use TD-LTE networks to augment their FDD LTE network for more capacity or other applications such as video broadcasting, while operators choosing to use TD-LTE as their “main” network can still offer their subscribers the ability to roam to other operators’ FDD LTE networks in different countries. Motorola is one of the few vendors in the industry that has expertise in, and is committed to investing in both FDD-LTE and TD-LTE, as well as WiMAX. By leveraging its orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) expertise and WiMAX legacy, Motorola has built up its leadership position in TD-LTE with a number of industry-firsts.
Motorola was selected last year by CMCC to be the main equipment supplier to provide indoor TD-LTE coverage for pavilions at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai China. At the Expo, which runs May 1 to Oct. 31, 2010 and is expected to attract 70 million visitors, Motorola also will integrate and launch the world’s first TD-LTE USB dongle that supports both 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz. This LTE device launch will help operators build a healthy TD-LTE ecosystem.
Motorola’s on-going advancements in TD-LTE include its recently announced first over-the-air TD-LTE data session on the TD-LTE network in Shanghai and the successful completion of the TD-LTE key functionalities tests initiated by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).