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The Dawn of TDD
The LTE TDD industry’s journey from its founding until today can be compared to a dramatic adventure of explorers overcoming great obstacles. Operators and suppliers alike have faced numerous challenges in realizing commercial network solutions and device launches, but working together a new ecosystem was born full of exciting possibilities for the future of mobile.


SingleRAN LTE TDD is ideal for operators looking to build the fastest LTE networks. End-to-end innovation for a growing and increasingly mature LTE TDD ecosystem has been fueled by numerous commercial launches of LTE TDD networks worldwide. 2014 is the year of TD-LTE subscribers booming due to large-scale 4G launch in China. One LTE (TDD/FDD CONVERGENCE) is the trend to build the cost-efficient Network.

Products & Solutions

  • Ultra-Wideband RRU –Realizes an industry-best 1 Gbps throughput with 4- CA ( Carrier Aggregation).
  • LampSite – Multi-mode and easy-to-install deep indoor coverage that offers up to 78% fiber resource savings.
  • AtomCell – An LTE TDD HetNet solution that easily offloads heavy traffic in hotspots while providing more a comprehensive overall coverage.
  • Cloud BB – Helps provide a No-Edge user experience thorough baseband resource coordination and intelligent cell scheduling and allocation.
  • MIMO/Beamforming – Huawei offers 10 years of expertise deploying innovative multi-antenna technologies for numerous commercial projects.

Success Stories

By 2014 Q1, a total of 32 LTE TDD networks have been launched worldwide including 13 LTE FDD/TDD convergent networks and 1 eRelay network, 25 of which are deployed by Huawei.

  • China Mobile in China – December 2013, China Mobile launched its services nationwide and expects to develop 50 million users in 2014.
  • Optus in Australia – May 2013, LTE TDD and LTE FDD convergent network launched. And world’s first LTE TDD Carrier Aggregation launched in its live network in the end of 2013.
  • STC in Saudi Arabia – November 2012, first four-mode GSM, UMTS, LTE TDD and LTE FDD network launched and upgrade to LTE-A network in February,2014.
  • SoftBank in Japan – October 2012, the largest commercial TDD network was launched and was rated as offering the “best MBB experience” over other local LTE networks.
  • Vodafone in Spain – October 2012, eRelay TDD wireless backhaul solution for a small cell network deployed, later given an award for “Innovation in Commercial Deployment” at 2013 Small Cell Summit in London.
  • Mobily in Saudi Arabia – May 2012, the first WiMAX/ LTE dual-mode network was launched to realize rapid user migration from WiMAX to LTE.
  • Bharti Airtel in India – May 2012 to December 2013, Southern Asia’s first commercial LTE TDD network launched in core cities like Delhi, Bangalore etc.
  • UK Broadband in UK – March 2012, first commercial 3.5 GHz TDD network launched.

Related Success Story

At ten months after its launch, the SoftBank group’s LTE TDD/AXGP (LTE TDD) network attracted more than 260,000 customers, and this number will continue to grow, thanks to its expanding network coverage and the introduction of multi-mode data cards.

China Mobile has been a champion of LTE TDD in recent years, and is heading for a 13-city commercial rollout.

Thanks to the seamless integration of LTE TDD with its GSM/UMTS networks, the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has substantially enhanced both its mobile broadband (MBB) services and overall network efficiency, keeping the operator and its customers on the cutting edge.

Related Article

China Mobile is more or less the brand ambassador of LTE TDD, and it is now deploying the technology on a scale not yet seen.
UKB launched the world's first 3.5/3.6GHz LTE TDD network in February 2012. CTO Philip Marnick discusses this historic move, as well as the operator's plans for the future.
Global LTE TDD coverage will grow from 6.4% today to 49% by 2018, and ABI Research has some insights as to what this will mean around the world.
Issue 23(08/2015)