At its recent workshop in Hangzhou, China, the Global TD-LTE Initiative, or GTI, continued its work to promote TD-LTE technology. By driving the global commercialization and early adoption of TD-LTE and the convergence of TD-LTE and LTE FDD, the GTI aims to make TD-LTE one of the leading technologies for 4G mobile broadband.
The workshop in Hangzhou was the 4th in a series of global workshops and conferences and covered topics such as devices, networks solutions and opportunities for promoting TD-LTE. As a member of the GTI Partner Forum, Nokia Siemens Networks was delighted to take part in the workshop and present to the attendees on topics such as multiple antenna technology and a case study of Home Broadband over TD-LTE.
In his presentation, my colleague, Peter Skov, described various advanced multi-antenna techniques to increase data rates on the downlink and uplink. He also shared insights on Nokia Siemens Networks’ Liquid Radio portfolio. For the complete presentation, click here.
In my presentation, I discussed an exciting opportunity of rolling out TD-LTE to the Home Broadband market segment, based on the experiences of our TD-LTE customer SKY Brazil. SKY Brazil partnered with us to launch Latin America’s first 4G/TD-LTE network in December 2011. My presentation showed the rationale why SKY is offering wireless broadband services to home broadband users. In addition, it also explained the operator’s pricing model and what could be learnt from the case study to leverage 4G/TD-LTE for the consumer electronics market. For the complete presentation, click here.
Hangzhou is a favorite destination for us, as we are helping China Mobile conduct a large-scale TD-LTE field trial there. The tests are delivering unprecedented results measured in high mobile broadband throughput and low latencies, with top peak throughputs beyond 100 Mbps. In Hangzhou, we also recently announced plans to extend our TD-LTE offering to the 1.9 GHz frequency band.
This post is by Ashish Dayama from Nokia Siemens Networks’s Mobile Broadband team.