Latest progress takes TD-LTE commercialization and globalization a step further by helping build a healthy TD-LTE device ecosystemBEIJING, April 16 — (PRNewswire) — Motorola, Inc.’s (NYSE: MOT) Networks business announced today that it showcased an end-to-end TD-LTE demonstration via the world’s first TD-LTE USB dongle at the Shanghai Expo site to support the “TD-LTE Showcase Network Opening Ceremony” hosted in Shanghai on April 15. Delegates at the ceremony experienced applications that run over a TD-LTE network via USB dongles, including high-definition video wall (simultaneous 24 video streams), remote monitoring and high-speed Internet browsing applications. This latest advancement demonstrates a major milestone of the collaborative industry efforts in building a healthy TD-LTE device ecosystem, reaffirming Motorola’s commitment to TDD spectrum operators around the world.
Motorola, a leading provider of TD-LTE technology, and China Mobile share the same commitment to accelerating TD-LTE commercialization and globalization. "We are very excited to support China Mobile in bringing the world's first TD-LTE USB dongle demonstration enabled by our TD-LTE system," said Dr. Mohammad Akhtar, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Networks business in Asia Pacific. "A healthy devices ecosystem has always been critical to the development, commercialization and success of wireless network technologies. We are working closely with partners to drive this ecosystem as demonstrated by the advancement announced today. TD-LTE is now a commercial reality and we are very pleased to see that industry players are joining forces to accelerate TD-LTE globalization."
Interest in TD-LTE continues to grow because of several key factors: the low cost of TDD spectrum that is particularly attractive to emerging and developing markets; operators' continuing need for more capacity and spectrum; and the ability to hand-off between TD-LTE and LTE FDD networks. In effect, this ability to roam between LTE FDD and TD-LTE means operators can use TD-LTE networks to augment their FDD LTE network for more capacity or other applications such as video broadcasting, while operators choosing to use TD-LTE as their "main" network can still offer their subscribers the ability to roam to other operators' FDD LTE networks in different countries. Motorola is one of the few vendors in the industry that has expertise in, and is committed to investing in both FDD-LTE and TD-LTE, as well as WiMAX. By leveraging its orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) expertise and WiMAX legacy, Motorola has built up its leadership position in TD-LTE with a number of industry-firsts.
Dr. Akhtar added, "Motorola has once again demonstrated the superiority of its TD-LTE solution and its expertise in network planning. Motorola, with its experience in OFDM and with its award winning solutions, is in the best position to enable TDD spectrum operators to roll out their next-generation networks."
Motorola's TD-LTE Expertise and Achievements
Motorola has gained significant experience and momentum in TD-LTE thanks to its OFDM experience, which was instrumental in the development and design of the TD-LTE 4Tx/8Rx solution. These engineering innovations resulted in one of the most efficient radios in the market – allowing it to be compact enough to be installed and mounted on a tower. By packing more performance into a smaller unit, operators can get better performance out of the sites they deploy and may be able to use fewer sites, thereby lowering their total cost of ownership.
Motorola was selected last year by CMCC to be the main equipment supplier to provide indoor TD-LTE coverage for pavilions at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai China. At the Expo, which runs May 1 to Oct. 31, 2010 and is expected to attract 70 million visitors, Motorola also will integrate and launch the world's first TD-LTE USB dongle that supports both 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz. This LTE device launch will help operators build a healthy TD-LTE ecosystem.
Motorola's on-going advancements in TD-LTE include its recently announced first over-the-air TD-LTE data session on the TD-LTE network in Shanghai and the successful completion of the TD-LTE key functionalities tests initiated by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
These achievements, plus being the only vendor able to complete all radio frequency (RF) test cases in CMCC's TD-LTE trial including the ability to support the TD-LTE maximum data rate in 20MHz and successfully running multiple user devices, and conducting the world's first TD-LTE live drive demo at ITU Telecom 2009 in Geneva, are further demonstrations of Motorola's LTE expertise.
Motorola Networks business delivers fully integrated and customizable media solutions enabling operators to offer personalized, rich media experiences to their subscribers. As a global wireless infrastructure leader, Motorola is committed to 4G with WiMAX and LTE solutions that provide a way for operators to profitably meet the ever-growing demand for mobile broadband today while giving 2G and 3G customers a future path as we continue to support their legacy networks. Motorola brings its services, fourth-generation OFDM platform and 25 years of wireless data systems innovation, experience and expertise to bear as operators – wireline, wireless, cable and telco –seek to evolve their networks for the future.
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