Continuing TD-LTE Evolution and Global Commercialization

Overview

GTI 2.0 will continually promote TD-LTE evolution and global commercialization through a series of  substantial work in three areas--spectrum, technology and commercialization.

  • 1billion+

    TD-LTE
    subscribers

  • 100+

    Converged TDD/FDD
    networks

  • Target of
    global TD-LTE market
    towards 2020
  • 200+

    TDD Commercial
    networks

  • 5 billion+

    TD-LTE
    base stations ·

Spectrum

Facilitate TDD Spectrum Allocation and Efficient Utilization

  • Objective
  • Obtain New TDD
    Spectrum

    no.1

  • Spectrum Global
    Harmonization

    no.2

  • Large Contiguous Bandwidth
    Spectrum Release

    no.3

STATUS

Spectrum always plays a central role for mobile communication. Bands below 6GHz are the core spectrum bands used for IMT today, with C band being a key band for TDD. To meet the extensive growth in data traffic, the potential candidate frequency bands of TDD spectrum, including both sub-6GHz and above 6GHz bands, are abundant.

Advantages of TDD spectrum

  • Facilitates advanced antenna solutions
  • Supports traffic asymmetry efficiently and flexibly
  • Unpaired bands can be available more easily than paired bands

ISSUES

There are some key issues and solutions related to TDD network deployment to be taken into account when TD-LTE networks are deployed globally, in a spectrum efficient manner.

  • Fragmented allocation of TDD spectrum
  • TDD spectrum harmonization
  • Coexistence issues in planning or deploying TD-LTE

ACTIONS

  • Promote the assignment of large contiguous bandwidth or large block of TDD spectrum
  • Continuously promote spectrum global harmonization
  • Public White Paper to solve key issues and guide the develop-ment of industry
  • Lobby regulators in the world to release more TDD spectrum through international experts team

RESOURCES

GTI has released several White Papers of spectrum to solve key issues and make a better guidance of industry. Additionally, Spectrum Database is constructed to retrieve the global TD-LTE spectrum data.

SPECTRUM DATABASE

Technology

Continuously build competence of TD-LTE Technology

STATUS
With continuous evolution of TDD technologies, the UL/DL peak rate and spectrum efficiency will be improved significantly, which ensures the smooth evolution towards 5G.
ISSUES
Is it possible to enable 4G hardware to smoothly evolve to 5G?
How to explore vertical market by TD-LTE?
ACTIONS
Focus on the requirement of 5G key technology on RRU and antenna, try to enable 4G hardware to support 5G with least effort to make smooth evolu-tion from 4G to 5G.
Develop the corresponding solutions for vertical markets, e.g. C-IoT, V2X…
Public White Paper to guide the development of industry.
RESOURCES
GTI has published a series of White Paper to propel the development of key technologies. Meanwhile, PRODUCTS has been constructed to display our partners’ latest products in the development of TD-LTE and its evolution.

Commercialization

Expand TDD Market and Ensure Commercial Success from 4G to 5G

Despite the fact that TD-LTE and LTE TDD/FDD have been widely adopted and commercialized on a global scale, to further expand TDD market and ensure smooth evolution towards 5G, GTI will continue to facilitate innovation in network deployment and operation, and business models and monetization for successful commercialization.

STATUS
By the end of Q2 in 2016, 82 TD-LTE commercial networks had been launched in 45 counties and 92 networks were under planning in 59 countries.
ISSUES
Lack of wide adoption and commercialization of converged LTE TDD/FDD
Lack of diversified services and applications to customers and yet lucrative to operators
Lack of ways to reduce cost in deployment and operation as 4G evolves to 5G
Lack of sufficient funding to keep business running
ACTIONS
Encourage MORE converged LTE TDD/FDD deployment and operation
Promote MORE Innovative business models, services and applications
Strive for LESS CAPEX and infra re-use to achieve sustainable development
Provide MORE financial support and interaction with investors
RESOURCES
Industry Briefing published every quarter present the latest progress of TD-LTE industry. And the global TD-LTE commercialization statistics can be found in LTE Market Database.
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