Wireless Week recently spoke with Motorola network marketing director Tom Gruba about the companyâ€™s Shanghai Expo deployment, business strategy and how it competes against the likes of Ericsson and
Wireless Week recently spoke with Motorola network marketing director Tom Gruba about the companyâ€™s Shanghai Expo deployment, business strategy and how it competes against the likes of Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent.
About a question on experience with the Shanghai Expo into future 4G deployments, “If you look at what weâ€™ve done from an engineering perspective, weâ€™ve leveraged our experience from WiMAX into LTE. The things you learn in WiMAX you pass on to LTE so weâ€™ve had tremendous gains there. The success of our deployment with CMCC is partially driven by our expertise with WiMAX. As we do LTE deployments and put additional vendors and dongles onto the network, it will lead us forward with TD-specific expertise.” said Gruba.
On steep competition from the likes of Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent, “When you look at our TD portfolio, all the things that weâ€™ve learned in TD-LTE, WiMAX and even FDD-LTE use OFDM. Itâ€™s a very new modulation scheme and no one has any experience in it. Another important component is the scheduler, a resource manager that determines how to handle people at the edge of a cell versus closer to the cell. Weâ€™ve been able to tweak that scheduler for the best performance through our in-field testing with customers on the WiMAX side. We take that algorithm knowledge into LTE.” said Gruba.
Motorola currently is demonstrating end-to-end TD-LTE experiences at the Information and Communication Pavilion to support China Mobile Communications Corporation’s (CMCC) presence at the Shanghai Expo. Delegates can experience the real-life performance of TD-LTE via USB dongles, including video streaming, remote monitoring, video stream session, high-speed Internet browsing and more.
Motorola’s ongoing advancements in TD-LTE include its recently announced company-wide initiatives for the U.S. Pavilion at Shanghai Expo, end-to-end TD-LTE demonstration via the world’s first TD-LTE USB dongle and first OTA TD-LTE data session on a TD-LTE network in Shanghai. These achievements, plus being the first vendor that completed all radio frequency (RF) test cases in CMCC’s TD-LTE trial including the ability to support the TD-LTE maximum data rate in 20MHz and successfully running multiple user devices, and conducting the world’s first TD-LTE live drive demo at ITU Telecom 2009 in Geneva, are further demonstrations of Motorola’s LTE expertise.
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