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LTE TDD/FDD International Summit 2011 Barcelona

Report in Collaboration with the GSMA Highlights Best Practice from National 5G Plans

2011-02-14 23:10:00| Source:

The 3rd LTE TDD/FDD International Summit has been held here todayaround 400 senior executives from more than 60 global operators30 technology vendors have participated. Representatives from key operatorstechnology vendors shared with the wide ranging participants the TD-LTE deployment plans from global operatorsthe latest development status of end to end products. After more than 3 years of development, TD-LTE, an international standard 4G mobile technology developed by 3GPP, has emerged as the premium choice for the deployment of mobile broadband networks worldwide.

  • Global TD-LTE Initiative-GTI


One of the key events at the Summit is the Kick-off of the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI). The kick-off ceremony was attended by Mr. Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General of ITU, Mr. Wang Jianzhou, Chairman of China Mobile, Mr. Sunil Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Airtel,Mr. Masayoshi Son, Chairman of Softbank Mobile whom were also joined hands by representatives from Vodafone, Clearwire, Area2E-Plus together with Mr. Craig Ehrlich, former-chairman of GSMAchairman of GTI Steering Committee. GSMA also delivered endorsement for GTI. The seven initiators of GTI also extend invitations to all operatorstechnology vendors who are interested in promoting TD-LTE as a global standard to join GTIits activities.

GTI will focus on creating value for stakeholders across the TD-LTE ecosystem to promote the fast development of the technology, promoting the convergence of LTE TDDFDD modes to maximize the economies of scale,sharing ecosystem with other TDD technology, e.g. eXtended Global Platform (XGP). to establish a growth focused business environment. The initiative aims to bring together leading industry partners to steer the TD-LTE ecosystem as a major standard in mobile broadband technology & drive the development of next generation mobile broadband networks.

TD-LTE technology has found increasing support in Asia Pacific as well as in EuropeAmerica, with the backing of more than 70 companies from across the mobile ecosystem. The convergence of TDDFDD LTE technology, would create the most advanced mobile internet infrastructurelast mile wireless access technologies for the worldits combined global scale will bring to the market the highest performance, the widest selectionthe most cost effective of end user devices. These devices would include the likes of USB modemdongle, PC card, router, personal Wi-Fi hotspot, Smartphone, tabletgaming devices.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General of ITU, said, “GTI is a pioneering effort by the leading global telcos. This joint effort will play a key role in helping to realize the potential of wireless broadbandpower transformational projects in key areas like health, medicine, bankingeducation. GTI will help spur the developmentadoption of a robustscalable broadband ecosystem that will help usher in a new era for convergenceinclusion.”

"Mobile Internet era will be the era of TDD. The development of mobile broadband highlights the unique flexible advantage of TDD spectrum” said Mr. Wang Jianzhou, Chairman of China Mobile, “China Mobile has been committed to the converged development of LTE TDDFDD, which will achieve the economy of scalethe wide support from global industry. With great effort from all partners, TD-LTE enters commercializationglobal deployment. In 2010 World Expo, TD-LTE demo network successfully demoed TD-LTE’s strong capability to 73 operatorsinstitutesmore than 4000 visitors. Around the end of 2010, China Mobile started large-scale TD-LTE test network deployments in seven big citiespre-commercial deployments will start in 2011. Besides China, until now more than 20 TD-LTE trial networks were built in India, Europe,North America etc. To unit our partners to build a strongthriving TD-LTE industry, we are here today to initiate an open platform for TD-LTE global industry which is called Global TD-LTE Initiative. Together with the industry, GTI will build the most robust network base platform for our mobile Internet dream. “

To accelerate the development of TD-LTE, GTI will organize a series of activities such as conferencesworkshops, sharing development strategiestechnology know-how, expediting the development of terminalsfostering of low-cost terminals, etc. GTI will build on recommendations from both the GSMANext Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) to speed up the development of a global LTE ecosystem.

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