Alcatel-Lucent announces HD video call over China Mobile’s TD-LTE network at World Expo

Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile today announced that they have successfully completed the first high-definition video call over a TD-LTE network at the Shanghai World Expo.

“It is great to see the growth of TD-LTE in China. This achievement demonstrates that the TD-LTE industry chain is maturing, which will help boost the technology’s commercialization and global adoption,” said China Mobile’s TD-LTE EXPO project manager. 

With Alcatel-Lucent’s network infrastructure and systems integration expertise, as well as a TD-LTE USB dongle from Innofidei and ASTRI, World Expo visitors can experience a new class of ultra high-speed mobile services - including fast Internet access, significantly improved FTP upload/download speeds, 3D games and 3D maps.

Motorola has also announced use of TD-LTE dongle, jointly developed by chip providers ASTRI and Innofidei, at the TD-LTE Showcase Network Opening Ceremony, during which it demonstrated a high-quality video wall including 24 simultaneous video streams

As one of the key suppliers of China Mobile’s TD-LTE network at the Shanghai World Expo, Alcatel-Lucent is providing indoor broadband mobile coverage in the Theme and the Africa pavilions to the more than 70 million expected visitors. The achievement with Innofidei and ASTRI, both industry-leading TD-LTE terminal chip makers and recognized terminal vendors for China Mobile’s TD-LTE network, results from a series of successful interoperability tests aiming at an acceleration of TD-LTE’s commercialization.

“This is a significant milestone for Alcatel-Lucent in the TD-LTE space. The successful interoperability tests, and resulting demonstrations with leading terminal vendors, further demonstrate our commitment to create an open TD-LTE ecosystem,” said Romano Valussi, president of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell and head of Alcatel-Lucent’s China regional business unit.

“As a major chip maker, Innofidei is actively participating in efforts to promote the TD-LTE industry. We launched our TD-LTE project in 2007, conducting further research with ASTRI. We were proud to see our efforts recognized by being awarded the bid for terminals for China Mobile’s TD-LTE network at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai,” said Innofidei CEO Dr. Tom Zhang.

“Hong Kong ASTRI is determined to develop key technologies to benefit local and regional high tech industry. The cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent and Innofidei this time further illustrates our technology advance in TD-LTE” said Dr. Cheung Nim-Kwan, CEO of ASTRI.

In November 2009, Alcatel-Lucent was selected by China Mobile to deploy the first TD-LTE network in the world. This February, Alcatel-Lucent achieved record speeds of more than 80 Mbps downstream by using a single 20MHz spectrum band to accommodate both upstream and downstream traffic.

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected to support more than 45 LTE trials around the globe and has secured commercial contracts with two of the largest operators in the world.

source: press release

 

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