Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile complete TD LTE tests in China

Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile announced the the
completion of the first stage of testing on the China Ministry of Industry and
Information Technology (MIIT) and China Mobile’s TD-LTE trial network in

The trial network provides coverage to an area of
Shanghai including the financial district of Lujiazui and the high-tech
business park of Zhangjiang.  Alcatel-Lucent’s completion of testing paves
the way toward the realization of the goals of China Mobile and the Shanghai
Government of establishing a ‘Smart City Demonstration Zone’.

In those pilot areas, Alcatel-Lucent is providing
innovative, cost-efficient services integral to daily business such as
high-definition video-conferencing, high-speed transfer of files and access to
leisure applications such as 3D gaming, which will be valuable experience for
China Mobile’s commercial TD-LTE service in the future.

Alcatel-Lucent’s trial network in Shanghai is part of a
broader trial program established by the MIIT and China Mobile, to demonstrate
how the quality and speed achieved during the field trial enabled by TD-LTE
technology can address this rapidly growing demand.

The benefits were clearly demonstrated at the end of
August 2011 when Alcatel-Lucent made the first trans-Pacific video call using
the ground-breaking new lightRadio technology.  During the call the video
was transmitted to one of the participants travelling in an LTE-connected van
around Shanghai using the TD-LTE trial network. 

Our work with China Mobile, the largest mobile operator
in the world, is helping to demonstrate how LTE can be applied to challenges
that face mobile operators around the world, in terms of truly delivering what
broadband has to offer for mobile users.  Here in China we have applied
our extensive expertise to deploy and integrate the world’s largest TD-LTE
pilot network in one of the busiest cities of the world,” said Romano Valussi,
president of Alcatel-Lucent
Shanghai Bell.

The TD-LTE trial network in Shanghai is powered by
Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE solution including base stations (eNodeBs), the Evolved
Packet Core and Alcatel-Lucent’s professional services expertise.

Alcatel-Lucent conducted a number of advanced test cases
on the network during this phase including core network performance testing,
network security, wireless performance testing, terminal testing and
multi-antenna testing.  With the successful completion of the first phase
of the trial China Mobile will now advance the trial to the next phase
including the expansion of the network.

Alcatel-Lucent has established a strong global leadership
position in LTE having been selected by 17 customers, including two of the
world’s largest service providers for commercial deployments, and being
involved in over 70+ trials worldwide.

By Team
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