FD-LTE

FD-LTE

(Frequency Division-Long Term Evolution) An LTE technology that enables multiple signals using frequency-division multiplexing. Contrast with TD-LTE.
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Part of the transformation efforts is the activation of more 3G base stations and the expansion of its Time Division-Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) and Frequency Division-LTE (FD-LTE).
It supports multiple cells, downlink and uplink carrier aggregation, both FD-LTE and TD-LTE for global coverage, MIMO up to 4x2 and integrated fading.
With support for both FD-LTE and TD-LTE technologies, it enables operators to address critical test challenges that arise in meeting the demand for higher data rates and greater spectrum utilization.
Ericsson has recently announced its association Indian telecom service provider Bharti Airtel to supply 4G LTE equipment when it rolls out 4G service on FD-LTE technology.
As part of the current phase of network deployment, Smart is deploying a total of 1,400 new LTE sites, comprised of both FD-LTE and TD-LTE installations, to bring its total LTE footprint to more than 3,400 sites across the country.
"There are 36 commercial TD-LTE networks and we expect active TD-LTE connections to demonstrate a higher annual growth rate when compared to FD-LTE (Frequency Division) over the next five years", noted Nitin Bhas, author of the report "4G LTE: Subscribers, Smartphones, Base Stations and Service Revenue 2014-2019" at Juniper Research.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) will deploy Huawei Penta-band Antennas to boost the performance of its convergent TD-LTE and FD-LTE network.
The Lumia 920 has already been released in many parts of the world with LTE support, but while most of those countries have implemented the FD-LTE standard, which runs on 2100 and 2600 MHz bands, India has chosen to adopt the TD-LTE form, which runs on the 2300 MHz band.
This agreement is intended to address the needs of customers for network testing solutions for TD-LTE and FD-LTE wireless network rollouts.
The version for China Unicom (WCDMA and FD-LTE) is likely to be released soon.
Also later during this year, Xiaomi is in plans to release a China Unicom FD-LTE version.
Videocon Telecom, on the other hand, has already declared its plans to roll out the FD-LTE technology-based 4G LTE services in FY2014-15.