Motorola completes TD-LTE tests

Motorola is preparing for the next phase in TD-LTE field trials in China, after completing phase one tests with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
The first round of tests were completed at the weekend, using TD-LTE infrastructure overlaid on existing 2G and 3G networks, and achieved throughput of 80Mbps in the downlink.
Mobility and handover were also tested using live applications, and low latency situations.
The firm is conducting live demonstrations of the technology on partner China Mobile’s stand at the World Expo in Shanghai.
Visitors can access simultaneous video streams via a USB dongle, while mobile capabilities are being highlighted using a two-wheeled electric vehicle equipped with a camera and laptop.
Phase II trials will focus on applications and quality of service, and will be conducted in Beijing.
In a busy week for the US firm, its Mobile Devices and Home business yesterday launched the MCN100 compact optical node, which was designed specifically for European cable operators to enable them to offer higher broadband speeds, and additional high definition (HD) and streaming video services.