China Mobile Communications Corporation (China Mobile) and Nokia Siemens Networks have successfully demonstrated how to ensure excellent indoor coverage for future mobile broadband, having conducted the world’s first TD-LTE femtocell demonstration.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ innovation aims to support future TD-LTE rollouts, a next-generation mobile broadband technology.
“User habits indicate that the majority of mobile broadband capacity will be consumed inside homes and offices where coverage is typically lower than outdoor spaces,” says Huang Xiaoqing, GM of China Mobile Research Institute.
“Miniature wireless base stations like Femtocells can improve the indoor service experience of our customers. Furthermore, TD-LTE Femtocells can fully leverage the advantages of TDD frequency, provide a fast and flexible indoor coverage solution and effectively manage network capacity and cost.”
Nokia Siemens Networks’ Beijing research team demonstrated a live streaming video downlink application using a compact experimental Femtocell prototype in China Mobile’s Research Institute laboratory. The demonstration achieved throughputs which exceed the typical xDSL speed currently possible via residential broadband connections.
“LTE is around the corner and we are doing everything to ensure its rapid deployment in networks around the world,” says Stephan Scholz, CTO at Nokia Siemens Networks.