The Sixth GTI Workshop Drives Large-scale TD-LTE Commercialization into Full Maturity

 The Sixth GTI Workshop Drives Large-scale TD-LTE Commercialization into Full
                                   Maturity

  PR Newswire

  HONG KONG, Feb. 25, 2013

HONG KONG, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th Global TD-LTE Initiative
(GTI) workshop was held in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 21-22 right ahead of GSMA
Mobile World Congress 2013. More than one hundred representatives from China
Mobile , Vodafone, Softbank, Clearwire etc. participated in this 2-day
meeting, managing to promote the solutions for commercialization of TD-LTE and
convergence of TD-LTE and LTE FDD.

This workshop focused on the industrialization of multi-mode/band terminals,
integrated solutions, global roaming, consumer electronic devices, and the
Internet of Vehicle. In the aspect of terminals, it was reported that the
success rate of over 1400 tests on 5-mode 12-band MiFi available for the
entire band of 2.6GHz reached 98%, with power consumption same as the level of
FDD LTE. This has received high recognition from operators. In 2013, GTI will
further promote the development of highly integrated multi-mode/band RF
front-end products and multi-mode/band smart phones. For commercialization and
business applications, based on the realization of roaming between China
Mobile and Clearwire, China Mobile and KT's TD-LTE network, and between TD-LTE
and FDD LTE, GTI will scale up the existing core working group on GTI global
roaming for further growth of the global roaming of LTE TDD/FDD data services.
In addition, GTI will unite with GSMA to promote international automobile
enterprises to support TD-LTE based Internet of Vehicles. Moreover, GTI
Spectrum Working Group will cooperate with major international organizations
and national regulatory agencies to propel united planning of global TDD
spectrum to avoid fragmented application.

In 2012, GTI successfully became a solution research and product promotion
platform by establishing three working groups on, respectively, network,
terminal, and commercialization/application, mainly responsible for eleven
task forces and in charge of one core roaming working group. Up to now, an
increasingly complete industry chain for TD-LTE covering systems, terminals,
chips, and testing instruments has been created, laying a solid foundation for
its global commercial deployment. Meanwhile, TD-LTE has seen an increasing
market base around the world, evidenced by the commercial launch of fourteen
TD-LTE networks.

Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) is a virtual open platform jointly founded by
China Mobile, Softbank (Japan), Bharti (India), Clearwire (America), and
Vodafone (UK), in an effort to advocate cooperation among global operators and
industry partners to promote TD-LTE. Its aim is to solve key issues in the
development of TD-LTE for increasing maturity and realize the convergence of
TD-LTE and LTE FDD, eventually accomplishing the global deployment of TD-LTE.
Since its foundation, GTI has made a series of effective moves, including
motivating operators to expand network scale, accelerating the convergence of
FDD/TDD for global roaming terminals, establishing new LTE roaming services,
and promoting LTE-based service and application innovation. All these have
enabled a great leap forward for TD-LTE, especially in terms of its
globalization and industry development over the past two years. As of December
2012, GTI had 51 operator members from Asia, Europe, America, and Oceania as
well as 44 industry partner members, growing into an influential global
platform in mobile broadband technology.

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