PARIS, France and SHANGHAI, China – December 3, 2012 – 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its chips are powering a significant portion of the LTE devices to be used in the next phase of China Mobile’s large-scale trial of TD-LTE technology in China.
16 November 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, agreed to sell its 81 percent stake in Changfei Investment to Guangdong All Access and CCBI (Shenzhen).
Huawei has announced that it enabled circuit switch fall back (CSFB) voice call between a LTE TDD compatible network and a UMTS network. This CSFB voice call was made through Huawei's STREAM 201HW smartphone, now available through SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp in Japan.
U.S. broadband service provider, Clearwire has revised its LTE deployment plan. Company now plans to have 2,000 LTE sites on air by the end of June 2013 and expects to start receiving Sprint prepayment installments in June 2013.
Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that China Mobile has selected the company for the deployment of TD-LTE in three cities by the end of 2012. The deployment is part of China Mobile’s large-scale pre-commercial trial of its TD-LTE network.
Dubai, 2012/10/15 – Quanta Computer, a leading provider of technology products and the world’s largest manufacturer for notebook computers, launched a range of LTE terminal devices, including USB dongles, mobile routers, CPE and tablets.
Alcatel-Lucent has won a major contract to deploy a part of China Mobile’s new TD-LTE trial network rollout as it extends services to 10 cities. Following the new rollout as well as upgrades to three existing networks, China Mobile's trial TD-LTE network will cover a total of 13 cities.
COTA, a Spanish telecom provider has completed the 4G mobile broadband pilot with TD-LTE technology in Murcia, Spain using Nokia Siemens Networks' solution, ahead of a November launch for commercial services.
ZTE has won China Mobile’s TD- LTE contract to construct operator’s TD-LTE network in five Chinese cities, namely Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shenyang, with more than 13,000 carrier frequencies.
Ericsson and Qualcomm have demonstrated Release 9 Circuit Switched Fall Back (CSFB) from LTE TDD (TD-LTE) to GSM, live, using a standard Ericsson radio base station RBS 6000 and an LTE multimode chipset from Qualcomm. With this achievement, both LTE FDD and LTE TDD modes, using un-paired spectrum, could also make use of the broad GSM coverage.