Nokia Siemens Networks is extending its partnership with China Mobile with a new deal for the deployment of TD-LTE in three cities by the end of 2012. The deployment is part of China Mobile’s large-scale pre-commercial trial of its TD-LTE network.
NSN will deploy its TD-LTE 8-pipe radio and Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. In addition, NSN will help China Mobile with circuit switched fallback (CSFB) technology testing in Hangzhou, a technique used to offer voice calls alongside TD-LTE services.
With approximately 650 million customers, China Mobile is one of the world’s largest operators. As the demand for smartphones and mobile data services soars, China Mobile is expanding its TD-LTE network trial in 13 cities by the end of this year.
The latest trial will increase the commercialization and globalization of TD-LTE with a total of 20,000 base stations deployed by multiple vendors, enabling China Mobile to create a true, pre-commercial mobile broadband network.