This blog is by Ashish Dayama, head of TD-LTE Marketing for Nokia Solutions and Networks.
Greetings from Rio, the site of GTI’s (Global TD-LTE Initiative) first Latin America event, which attracted operators such as China Mobile, SKY, On Telecommunications, Softbank along with several vendors. Coincidently, Brazil is also the site of Latin America’s first TD-LTE network, deployed by NSN.
As a keynote contributor to the seminar, NSN highlighted topics on global TD-LTE spectrum allocations and increasing momentum of TD-LTE commercialization. We also revisited our Technology Vision 2020 with a discussion of Beyond 4G and TD-LTE and a look into the future at what operators can expect from TD-LTE for 5G networks. It was also an important opportunity to present the TD-LTE ASA (Authorized Shared Access) mechanism with a live field trial video from Finland.
Today, TD-LTE spectrum is available globally and covers more than 60% of the world population and 50% of the land mass. Looking at the TD-LTE global spectrum map, there are basically three primary TD-LTE business case deployments: traditional mobile operators with 3G and FDD-LTE now considering capacity expansion, greenfield operators, and WiMAX operators migrating to TD-LTE.
From a commercial momentum perspective, TD-LTE has now been launched and is commercially available from 23 operators globally, approximately half of which are partnered with NSN. These contracts, many of them large scale, are spread across five continents which results in both scale economies and enhancing the global TD-LTE ecosystem. TDD-FDD convergence has provided the most recent boost to this ecosystem and is an area where NSN has made innovative contributions such as TDD-FDD offloading and load balancing. NSN’s high KPI (Key Performance Indices) ranking of various TDD and FDD networks prove that TD-LTE and FDD-LTE deliver the same performance – proof in the numbers and the networks!
For more information on Nokia Solutions and Networks’ TD-LTE capabilities please visit http://nsn.com/td-lte
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