If we compare the spectrum availability, data usage (DOU) per subscriber and data penetration of the Indian Telcos with those in China / South Korea will tell if Indian operators have have adequate spectrum for a 3G/4G roll-out over the medium term.
Indian telcos have 178 MHz of liberalized Continue reading How India Compares with China on Spectrum / Data Usage ?
China Mobile is bang on Target to operate the World’s Largest TD-LTE network with over 700,000 4G BTS serving Mobile Broadband across China. China Mobile [CM] got a shot in the arm as the regulator delayed FD-LTE licensing and put forth a requirement that all 4G smartphones need to support TD-LTE. The company has been able to develop a successful TD-LTE smartphone supply chain with 50 4G smartphone models priced below Rmb 800 [There are over 100 TD-LTE 4G smartphone models commercially launched with prices below Rmb2,000 ]; It will maintain a lead in 4G smartphone supply with mature TD-LTE value chain. Continue reading China Mobile TD-LTE on Target for Big Leap in Data
China Mobile plans to roll out LTE coverage in over 200 cities with over 500,000 LTE base stations in 2014, well above that of China Telecom (CT) and China Unicom (CU) with 134,000 and 40,000 base stations, respectively to become the Largest 4G LTE Network in the World. Continue reading China Mobile 4G LTE Network to be Largest Globally by end of 2014
While the Indian telecom Eco-system suffers, neighboring China leaps forward and is all set to enroll over 120 million 4G LTE subscribers by the end of 2014.
China Mobile [CM] LTE shipment goal of 100mln in 2014 is achievable due to CM’s strong push and the readiness of the LTE component supply chain. Together with the LTE shipment from China Unicom and China Telecom, Analysts estimate the total LTE phone shipment in China to be around 120-150mln units. Continue reading China All Set To Sell 120+ Mn 4G LTE Handsets – MediaTek Suffers
China Mobile has initiated the registration process for its pre-commercial 4G / LTE in 13 cities within China. China Mobile indicated eligibility requirements for applicants: (1) has been China Mobile’s subscriber for over 1 year (2) ARPU > RMB 50 for past three months (3) no bad debt record (4) monthly mobile data usage > 50MB for past three months.
The initial 4G terminals to be available to successful applicants will be MiFi (wireless routers that act as mobile Wi-Fi hotspots), USB Dongles and CPE (customer-premises equipment). Therefore, users have to first establish connectivity between MiFi and a 4G base station, and then establish connectivity between handset and MiFi. Continue reading China Mobile 4G / LTE Registration Begins in 13 Cities
China Mobile is leading the deployment of 4G LTE network in China while china Teleocm and Unicom are happy riding the 3G Data boom.
China Mobile [CM] is faced with one Big Technical Challenge when it comes to provide & maintain QoS for existing users along with 4G. CM is predominantly a TD-SCDMA Network and is using TD-LTE in 2.6 GHz for LTE Data. Without any doubt both the technologies are tested and proven in standalone mode. However, if you want to go for the Circuit Switch Fall Back like Airtel has deployed in Pune switching from 4G LTE to 3G or 2G, all the problems crop up as it requires very high precision coordination between the network and the user handset. Continue reading China Mobile – 4G/LTE – CSFB Backward Compatibility Challenges