China to kick off large-scale TD-LTE trial
China\'s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has approved a comprehensive plan to undertake large-scale trials of TD-LTE (Time Division-Long Term Evolution) in six cities to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of the home-grown standard to the mobile telecom carriers around the world, according to a report by China-based People\'s Daily Online.
The six cities are Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou in eastern China, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the south and Xiamen in the southeast, the report noted.
Commissioned by MIIT, China Mobile, the developer of TD-LTE, will be responsible for constructing, operating and maintaining trial networks, as well as technological and commercial testing of services and terminal devices.
Equipment vendors including Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Datang Telecom Technology & Industry, ZTE, Huawei Technologies, and IC design houses such as ST-Ericsson, Datang Microelectronics Technology, Leadcore Technology, Spreadcom Communications, Innofidei and HiSilocn Technologies are expected to participate in the trials, the report said.
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