China Mobile has selected Ericsson to participate in the world’s largest TD-LTE trial network deployment to date. With the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ericsson will build a TD-LTE trial network in the city of Shenzhen, one of the most advanced telecommunications markets in China.
The approval by MIIT follows the successful completion of interoperability tests of Ericsson’s TD-LTE network equipment with multiple chipset manufacturers. As part of its efforts to further develop the global ecosystem, Ericsson is proactively conducting interoperability tests with leading international players such as ST-Ericsson and Qualcomm.
Mats H Olsson, president of Ericsson China & North East Asia, says: “China Mobile has always been a formidable force in driving the evolution of telecommunications technologies. As a longtime strategic partner to China Mobile, Ericsson will fully support our customer in its tremendous endeavor to make TD-LTE a reality in the foreseeable future.
"Tens of millions of users, not only in China but also around the world, will benefit from the new and better services enabled by the superior TD-LTE technology, and we are thrilled to be part of this initiative.”
Ericsson will provide the industry-leading end-to-end TD-LTE solution, which includes its latest multi-standard base station, RBS 6000 and its commercially proven Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network, operations support systems software and professional services.
As early as July 2010, Ericsson demonstrated extremely high-speed multimedia applications enabled by its TD-LTE solution in Shanghai, China. And in February this year, Ericsson achieved another milestone by making the world’s first TD-LTE voice call over its LTE/EPC network in Barcelona, Spain.
In August of this year, Shenzhen will host the 26th Universiade, or World University Games. According to the deployment schedule, the network will be ready in time for athletes and visitors, together with the city’s population of more than 10-million, to enjoy the TD-LTE experience made possible by Ericsson.