Sunday, February 15, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent Completes Multi-Vendor LTE Calls in TDD Spectrum

Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell completed a series of data calls - involving terminals from third-party suppliers - using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for Time Division Duplex (TDD) spectrum (TD-LTE), a mobile broadband standard that will be used by operators in China. The tests, the first such calls completed using infrastructure (Alcatel-Lucent's commercial eNode B base station) and terminals from multiple vendors (UTStarcom and Signalion), involved live video streaming and web browsing services on TD-LTE.

"TD-LTE, which was strongly driven by operators in China, is expected to play an important role in the development of 4G networks globally," said Olivia Qiu, President of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell. "We are committed to ensuring that all of our mobile customers have a smooth evolution to 4G, no matter what kind of network they have in place today."