Nokia powers China Mobile’s TD-LTE Advanced HetNet solution

Nokia Networks said China Mobile’s Shanghai branch has deployed the first TD-LTE Advanced HetNet solution with carrier aggregation at an international sports event in Shanghai.

Nokia Networks implemented its Flexi Zone TD-LTE small cells for scaling up China Mobile’s network capacity to manage the wireless data traffic generated by 49,000 subscribers at the event, with more than half of this traffic carried by small cells.

Bu Tong, general manager of Network Department, China Mobile, said: “China Mobile’s TD-LTE initiatives are driven by our vision to leverage future-ready technology for offering an unmatched service experience, despite challenges posed by the ever-increasing load on our network.”

China Mobile subscribers enjoyed better mobile broadband experience, complemented by superior network availability, coverage and capacity.


During the 3-day event, traffic load in the network scaled a new high as many of the 145,000 visitors used multiple apps to share pictures and videos (49,000 TD-LTE users at peak).

With macro software parity and Nokia Smart Scheduler, Flexi Zone TD-LTE small cells delivered excellent network availability while managing wireless data with up to 600 simultaneous active TD-LTE users per cell – supporting more simultaneous users than typical outdoor small cells.

“In addition to setting a new landmark in TD-LTE, we have also bettered our own record achieved at the world’s first live TD-LTE network deployed for China Mobile at the same event in 2014,” said Mark Atkinson, vice president Small Cells Business Line, Nokia Networks.

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