Telecom Lead India: ZTE India CEO Cui Liangjun said the
Chinese equipment vendor is fully determined to build a strong LTE 4G ecosystem
LTE offers a scintillating experience for mobile
broadband users and participates in the country’s economic growth by supporting
several government initiatives and schemes in sectors like health education
and governance,” said Cui Liangjun, chief executive officer, ZTE India.
He was speaking at LTE India 2012 International
Recently, ZTE bagged an order from Airtel to roll out LTE
4G services in Kolkata.
Movicel, ZTE to launch commercial LTE network in Angola
African mobile operator Movicel will launch a commercial
LTE network in Angola in association with ZTE. The jointly built network will
be based on ZTE’s Uni-RAN and Uni-Core solutions. As part of the project, ZTE
will provide LTE equipment for key Movicel markets across the country. ZTE will
also upgrade Movicel’s current 3G core network to support LTE services. ZTE
will provide management and maintenance for the network.
According to DoT member technology JK Roy, the
forthcoming 4G LTE roll outs will improve connectivity in rural India.
JK Roy’s remarks are significant as most of the Indian
telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel, Reliance Industries, Aircel, etc. will
be focusing more on top towns in India for their 4G roll outs.
For an effective utilization of the possibilities which
can be offered by LTE, back haul is one of the most important components. The
optical fiber network which is being put in place by the Government of India
will close this gap and there will be range of opportunities in the rural areas
which can be availed by LTE technology providers,” said JK Roy, member
Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT.
Roy also said the increase in broadband uptake will
transform the socio-economical fabric of the country.
With the recent launch of 4G by Bharti Airtel in Kolkata
and Karnataka telecom circles, the subscribers are already experiencing the 4G
services through TD-LTE technology. LTE-enabled 4G speeds are expected to
improve user experience of wireless broadband including web, online gaming,
video streaming and social networking even while on the move.
The major drivers for LTE and its superiority were
lowest cost per bit, use over a wide range of spectrums and flexibility
regarding bandwidth. LTE is the only technology that will sustain the
level of telecommunication demand in future,” said Abhay Savargaonkar, chief
technology officer – mobile services, Bharti Airtel.
LTE was a dream for the Indian operators, but today
releasing the growth & the level of satisfaction required, LTE has become a
reality in India,” said Adrian Scrase, head of Mobile Competence Centre, 3GPP.
Legacy 3G facility was also there which meant 3G services
could continue outside LTE even as this new technology was in use. The
capability of this technology was 100 Mbps, with maximum downlink speed of 75
Mbps with 5 MHz bandwidth capable of handling 37.5 Mbps, according to Takehiro
Nakamura, director – Radio Access System Group, NTT DOCOMO.
New initiatives in telecom policy like delinking of
spectrum from licence, use of LTE and countrywide broadband network along with
the recent freeing of 700 MHz spectrum for telecom use, are set to make smart
phone applications including voice popular and cheaper.
The more you begin to use broadband, the greater is the
progressive self-discovery involved broadband. Service providers should go
for technologies that increase spectral efficiency to enable the huge growth in
voice, data and video that was emerging as this self-discovery process
progressed. LTE has the most spectral efficiency,” said Robert Sewell, head of
Technology solutions, Aircel.
ZTE, Radisys, PointRed Telecom, Altair Semiconductor,
JDSU, Rohde & Schwarz, Alcatel-Lucent, Aricent, Commscope, ip.access,
Agilent Technologies, Avnet, Ixia, Tellabs, United Mobile Apps, Sequans
Communications participated at the event.