Nokia Siemens Networks joins Global TD-LTE Initiative

Demonstrates commitment to TD-LTE; aims to further commercialize technology

June 11, 2012

Demonstrates commitment to TD-LTE; aims to further commercialize technology

Nokia Siemens Networks has become a member of the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) Partner Forum. The GTI is an industry body that advocates and promotes 4G mobile broadband using TD-LTE technology. Having been an active participant in the GTI since its inception, formal membership marks a further commitment by Nokia Siemens Networks to engage with operators and other GTI members in steering the TD-LTE* ecosystem.

Nokia Siemens Networks has seven commercial TD-LTE deals around the world, in Asia, Middle East, South America and Europe, most of which are already live, and is engaged in large-scale field trials with China Mobile and other operators**. Nokia Siemens Networks also offers a complete portfolio with network infrastructure, devices, applications and services for TD-LTE. The company’s work on TD-LTE demonstrates its new focus as a mobile broadband specialist and its leadership in the global LTE market.

“As more and more users demand high-speed connectivity to their favorite apps on-the-go, TD-LTE is gaining momentum as an efficient technology for superior mobile broadband,” said Mr. Craig Ehrlich, chairman of GTI steering committee. “As one of the companies at the forefront of TD-LTE, Nokia Siemens Networks has always worked closely alongside the GTI. The company’s membership further reiterates its commitment to TD-LTE as a major, global 4G mobile broadband standard.”

Nokia Siemens Networks is actively engaged in multiple GTI technical taskforces that address various issues of TD-LTE commercialization and deployment. This work includes network planning, voice solutions for TD-LTE handsets, co-existence of TDD and FDD, and multi-antenna solutions.

“We have significantly invested in advancing TD-LTE so operators can reap the benefits of delivering mobile broadband using unpaired spectrum***,” said Tommi Uitto, head of the LTE business line at Nokia Siemens Networks. “We have been major contributors to numerous initiatives at the GTI, and are excited about how we can provide further expertise going forward.”

The 4th GTI Workshop will take place on June 18 – 19, 2012, in Hangzhou, China, whereas the GTI Asia Conference will be held on June 20 in Shanghai, China.

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