Nokia Siemens Networks the world’s leading global enabler of telecommunications services and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., leaders in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies successfully conducted the world’s first TD-LTE data call using a prototype end-user device. The demonstration was aimed at proving interoperability of Nokia Siemens Networks’ end to end TD-LTE network solution with Samsung’s TD-LTE USB dongle.
This development marks an important milestone in TD-LTE commercialization such as high-definition video services and uses infrastructure comprising both the award-winning Flexi Multiradio Base Station and the company’s core network solution, including the Flexi Network Server and the Flexi Network Gateway. The platform successfully conforms to 3GPP March 09 baseline specifications. TD-LTE is the variant of LTE for unpaired spectrum expected to be deployed by operators such as China Mobile.
“As the evolutionary path for China Mobile’s 3G TD-SCDMA networks, as well as an option for other operators around the world who have available unpaired spectrum, TD-LTE is one of the important global standards. As a leader in next-generation mobile technology, we see it as a great growth opportunity. This demonstration ensures the cohesive development of our devices for the roll-out of TD-LTE technology at a quicker pace.”said Byung-Duck Cho, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics’ R&D Center.
Last year in October, Nokia Siemens Networks achieved the first TD-LTE data call on its Flexi Multiradio Base Station featuring fully standards-compliant software. In addition to this, in April of this year, the company inaugurated the industry’s first TD-LTE open lab in its Hangzhou Development Center in China, which was developed to provide an end-to-end testing environment to verify the compatibility of terminals and devices with the company's TD-LTE network products and solutions.
The deployments of TD-LTE are expected in the second half of this year.