China Mobile confirms next participant in TD-LTE trial

China Mobile has selected Ericsson to participate in the world's largest TD-LTE trial network deployment to date. With the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ericsson will build a TD-LTE trial network in the city of Shenzhen, one of the most advanced telecommunications markets in China.

The approval by MIIT follows the successful completion of interoperability tests of Ericsson's TD-LTE network equipment with multiple chipset manufacturers. As part of its efforts to further develop the global ecosystem, the Swedish firm is conducting interoperability tests with leading international players.

Mats H Olsson, President of Ericsson China & North East Asia, says: "China Mobile has always been a formidable force in driving the evolution of telecommunications technologies. Tens of millions of users, not only in China but also around the world, will benefit from the new and better services enabled by the superior TD-LTE technology."

Ericsson will provide its end-to-end TD-LTE solution, which includes its latest multi-standard base station, RBS 6000 and its commercially proven Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network. It will also provide operations support systems software and professional services.

In August of this year, Shenzhen will host the 26th Universiade, or World University Games. According to the deployment schedule, the network will be ready in time for athletes and visitors, together with the city's population of more than 10 million.

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