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Motorola Success with LTE in China

There’s Motorola news out on the LTE front today. The company just successfully completed a joint over-the-air trial with operators in China (including China Mobile) as part of ongoing collaborative TD-LTE trials continuing throughout 2009. Key trial results include:

  • First company to complete download throughput up to 70 Mbps in a 20 MHz bandwidth channel
  • Mobility and hand-over with live applications
  • Multi-User Equipment (UE) testing under one sector

Globally, Motorola is working on both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE solutions, with initial commercial products due out in Q4. While much of the 4G hype of late has been around WiMAX, Motorola’s LTE developments are moving forward right on schedule. This latest trial success follows other milestones during 2009 including the launch of an LTE advanced self-organizing network (SON) solution back in May, deployment and demonstration of a live LTE network at CTIA in April, and the opening of a new testing center in the UK back in February.

As far as the Asian market goes, Motorola currently provides GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA2000, and WCDMA network solutions in China, in addition to the LTE technology currently under development.