Huawei, Sequans and Nokia Siemens make TD-LTE news

Huawei and chip maker Sequans Communications announced a partnership to develop and mature TD-LTE technology for the global market. Meanwhile, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) said it successfully demonstrated TD-LTE using broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum in India, where BWA operators are in the midst of making their technology selections for the band.

Huawei and Sequans have already been working together for several months on TD-LTE and recently conducted a TD-LTE demonstration in Guangzhou in preparation for the 16th annual Asian Games to be held there beginning next month.  Huawei and Sequans have a long history in WiMAX cooperation.

"It is our intention to accelerate the availability of TD-LTE technology, readying it for operator trials in the coming months and then ensuring it is optimized for commercial deployments in 2011," said Sequans CEO Georges Karam in a statement.  

 Huawei and Sequans began working together on LTE when both were chosen by China Mobile late last year to contribute technology for China Mobile's launch of the world's first TD-LTE demonstration network at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai in May of this year.   

NSN said it demonstrated high-definition video streaming and three-way video conferencing during its TD-LTE tests in its Bengaluru, India R&D facility. Using interoperable TD-LTE dongles from Samsung, the demo showed a peak throughput speed of 110 Mbps and low latency in the range of 10-20 milliseconds the vendor said.

For more:
- see this release
- read this NSN release

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