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.
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
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
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.