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
LTE Advanced is the next step in the evolution of LTE. As happened to I study in-depth on how exactly LTE Advanced works, here is an insight to readers to get a sense of the technology that can give upto 1 Gbps of High Speed mobile Broadband on your SmartPhone. Continue reading Mobile Data Technology Evolution – Explaining 4G LTE Advanced, VoLTE
TD-LTE will be a key secondary global 4G standard and could get up to 30% market share, in line with the percentage of global spectrum allocated on an unpaired basis. Three key factors which suggest a much more bullish outlook for TD-LTE are as follows:
China Mobile has spearheaded the development of a global trade called the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), led by the former head of the GSMA trade group. It stresses the telecoms world is moving toward a multi-frequency, multimode future. The rapid ramp-up in data traffic is forcing operators to Continue reading TD-LTE Data Gaining Ground Worldwide
China Mobile has pushed back a multi-billion dollar tender for 4G / LTE network equipment. The tender for the equipment for the operator’s planned rollout of (TDD-LTE) technology was originally planned for April, but has now been delayed until June whilst the operator decides whether to build the network from scratch or upgrade its existing 3G TD-SCDMA base stations.
China Mobile is looking to source equipment for some 200,000 base stations in 100 cities through the tender, worth an estimated USD 6 billion. If it upgrades the existing network, TD-SCDMA suppliers such as Huawei and ZTE will be benefited and a new build would benefit Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks. Continue reading China Mobile – Undecided on 4G Technology Deployment, Delays WLAN Rollout