Sunil Bharti Mittal
Bharti Airtel’s choice on TD-LTE
•Faced with extremely expensive spectrum resources in India, Bharti adopted TD-LTE to make the best of its 20MHz of Band 40.
•Through comprehensive cooperation with China Mobile, Bharti brought best practices of TD-LTE back to India and facilitated Band 40 a preferred band for nationwide deployment.
Significance of HPUE
•Need to promote HPUE on Band 40/41 to ensure that propagation of these particular bands gives us desired results (deep building coverage)
Areas of cooperation with GTI
•LTE-U and LTE TDD Carrier Aggregation ( only for FDD currently)
•Carrier Aggregation - Indian spectrum bands to be defined in standards
•New spectrum (470MHz – 698MHz) for LTE
•High power user equipment for improved LTE TDD coverage
•Narrow Band-LTE for TDD networks
•Standardized Interoperability across vendors