Wednesday, August 10, 2011

India's Aircel Test's Huawei's LTE-TDD

India's Aircel has conducted the first GSM/UMTS/LTE-TDD trial on its existing GSM/UMTS network using devices based on Qualcomm's MDM9600 multimode chipset.

Huawei supplied its SingleRAN, SingleCore system for this trial. Huawei and Qualcomm jointly executed Inter-RAT (Inter-Radio Access Technology)related cases covering multiple live handover scenarios across GSM/UMTS/LTE technologies. Other high speed data services were demonstrated, including video streaming via YouTube, video on demand and high definition video surveillance, which met the key performance indicators (KPIs) expected from an LTE-TDD system.

"Aircel is pleased to be the first telecom service provider to have successfully experienced LTE-TDD functionality using multimode devices based on Qualcomm's MDM9600 chipset in our GSM/UMTS/LTE-TDD network provided by Huawei at Hyderabad. It will further equip us to offer a rich mobile broadband experience to the subscribers. This milestone is a clear testimony of the technological leadership and focused approach of these solution providers in close co-operation with Aircel." said Mr. Mallikarjun Rao, CTO of Aircel.