Philippines telecoms provider PLDT has expanded its Time-Division Duplex-Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) network to over 400 cell sites at the end of September. The current total is more than double the 200 TD-LTE sites that had been installed as of April this year in such provinces as Cagayan
Huawei has announced completion of the bidirectional handover test between LTE FDD CA and LTE TDD CA, both with 40MHz bandwidth, utilizing a mobile device enabled by the Qualcomm Gobi 9x35 modem, working with Huawei’s One LTE network solution.
Philippines' telecommunications company Globe Telecom has awarded a LTE contract to Alcatel-Lucent for transformation of wireless network infrastructure in the Philippine regions of Visayas and Mindanao, upgrading it from WiMax to LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD ultra-broadband access technologies.
Nokia Networks and China Telecom today announced FDD-TDD carrier aggregation including a user device chipset. In the demonstration by China Telecom, Nokia’s LTE base station achieved interoperability with a commercial user chipset developed by Marvell.
Huawei has completed its first LTE TDD Easy Macro commercial deployment in Beijing with China Mobile. According to Huawei , this newly improved LTE TDD Easy Macro improves the download rate by 40% for outdoor users and 180% for indoor users.
Nokia and SK Telecom have reached a throughput speed of 3.78 Gbps by aggregating 10 spectrum frequencies allocated for both LTE variants for a 200 MHz of bandwidth. Earlier Nokia has demonstrated 2.6 Gbps TD-LTE throughput in February 2014 with US operator Sprint.
A recent GSA report confirms 300 commercial LTE network launches in 107 countries. 35 4G LTE networks have launched so far in 2014. The total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to exceed 350 before the end of this year. Recent commercial LTE launches include Bulgaria, Taiwan and Vanuatu. LTE is now available in 31 i.e.
Here is a sneak preview of Berge Avyazian, 4G Industry Analyst, Conference Chair & Senior Editor, UBM Tech sharing his views on whether the Indian telecom operators embrace FDD or TDD version of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology?