ZTE in pact with China Mobile and Korea to work on TD-LTE technology

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Telecom network vendor ZTE announced its cooperation agreement on TD-LTE technology with China Mobile Research Institute and South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP).

The tripartite agreement will cover cooperation on technologies including TDD FDD data roaming and VoLTE, addressing interconnection and interoperability issues as TD-LTE networks are constructed in South Korea. The agreement will promote the convergence of TDD and FDD technologies.

China Mobile is the largest TD-LTE operator in the world. China Mobile’s technologies will accelerate the development of TD-LTE in South Korea.

ZTE said TD-LTE has higher spectrum efficiency and offers a clear roadmap in the evolution to 5G technology as compared with FDD-LTE.

According to GTI (Global TD-LTE Initiative), there are 63 commercial TD-LTE networks globally as of Q2 2015, of which 23 are TDD-FDD dual-mode networks.

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