Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Qualcomm On Track with LTE TDD Development

Qualcomm said its on track with its development of LTE TDD products. The company has been demonstrating prototypes at Expo 2010 Shanghai China, including its Mobile Data Modem (MDM9200) chip, which leverages 2x2 MIMO in the 2.3GHz band. Qualcomm plans to begin mobility trials of products based on LTE TDD later in 2010 in conjunction with multiple operators worldwide using its MDM9200 and MDM9600 solutions.

"TD-LTE will be a very important technology for China Mobile and also other operators around the world to deliver a cutting-edge user experience to subscribers," said Bill Huang, general manager, China Mobile Research Institute, China Mobile. "We are very pleased to see this demonstration and are working closely with Qualcomm and other companies in the wireless value chain to ensure that the benefits of TD-LTE will be available to customers."

Qualcomm's product portfolio includes products with integrated baseband and radio frequency (RF) supporting LTE TDD, such as the MDM9200 solution. The MDM9200 is a multi-mode, single-chip 3G/LTE solution that supports both FDD and TDD modes of Category 3 LTE. The first LTE TDD products powered by Qualcomm technology are expected to become available in mid-2011.

Qualcomm has also won one slot of 20MHz TDD spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band in India's key telecom circles of Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala. The company plans to facilitate accelerated deployment of LTE in concert with 3G HSPA and EV-DO networks in India and plans to conduct live demos later this year.