This blog is by Ashish Dayama, head of TD-LTE Marketing for Nokia Siemens Networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks continues to innovate for the globalization and commercialization of TD-LTE. At the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), our recent workshop in Shanghai was about the innovation in multiple antenna technology base station products and TD-LTE as a leading technology for 4G mobile broadband.
The workshop in Shanghai was the seventh in a series of global workshops and conferences and covered topics such as Multi-mode Multi-band Smartphone, end-to-end voice solutions for LTE such as Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB), Dual Standby and VoLTE, as well as opportunities for promoting TD-LTE.
As a member of the GTI Partner Forum, Nokia Siemens Networks was delighted to take part in the workshop with presentations on Multiple Antenna Solutions and Specifications (MASS), FDD-TDD coexistence, and small cell use in the 3.5 GHz band by Peter Skov, Y. Boquillod and Xuegang Huang respectively.
Peter Skov, discussed various innovative adaptive multi-antenna techniques for smoothly transitioning a coverage site to a capacity site in order to serve more subscribers with increased data rates. Peter described TD-LTE Beamforming and MIMO techniques and suggested how operators can design an innovative adaptive site that can transform from a single carrier 8 transmit coverage site to a multiple carrier 4 transmit high capacity site. Peter highlighted how the multiple antenna techniques like MIMO and Beamforming can help dramatically increase the capacity in such innovative transformations.
Y. Boquillod highlighted an exciting opportunity for TDD-FDD coexistence based on our experience with four commercial TDD-FDD LTE networks. He introduced an operator strategy for TDD-FDD commercial networks including technical design, challenges and solutions for smooth integration. Coexistence of TDD-FDD networks is now in the accelerated stage and boosts the global promotion of TD-LTE.
Xuegang Huang presented a small cell deployment strategy with specific focus on 3.5 GHz spectrum allocation and operator strategy. He emphasized that 3.5 GHz TDD deployment would enhance the ecosystem and help operators increase the network capacity by leveraging unused spectrum.
As one of our recently awarded top 10 inventors of the year, Peter remarked: “It’s always a pleasure to present at GTI, particularly at this critical juncture of large-scale commercialization of TD-LTE. Participants were really excited about the new ideas we brought to the table. We are truly committed to helping operators get the most from TD-LTE.”
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