Motorola and China Mobile demonstrate wireless 100Mbps downlink with TD-LTE
By Gizmag Team
October 5, 2009
Motorola is demonstrating a TD-LTE mobile networking solution on behalf of China Mobile at ITU Telecom World in Geneva that delivers high-definition video, GPS navigation, video conferencing and high-speed Internet browsing to a moving vehicle. In addition to the world’s first live 2.6GHz TD-LTE (Time Division Duplex Long-Term Evolution ) drive demonstration, the technology will be showcased at the China Mobile booth with a downlink speed up to 112 megabits per second (Mbps).
The Motorola van will showcase 60Mbps downlink speeds while on the move, as well as handovers (i.e. transferring between base stations) and the use of the 2.6GHz TD-LTE technology on standard Wi-Fi on standard devices.
The way data is arranged in a two-way wireless transmission is known as duplexing. There are two main techniques - Time Division Duplex (TDD) and Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) - and in 2009 Motorola has demonstrated its high-speed solution in both formats, having shown 2.6GHz FDD-LTE in Barcelona and 700MHz FDD-LTE demonstration in Las Vegas.
"We are very excited to support CMCC in bringing the world’s first live 2.6GHz TD-LTE drive demo that delivers compelling media mobility to a trade show as important as ITU Telecom World 2009," said Bruce Brda, senior vice president and general Manager, wireless networks, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “This demonstrates the maturity of our TD-LTE solutions running effectively in a challenging real-life environment. We are seeing great interest in TD-LTE, because it enables operators with TDD spectrum to deliver increased capacity and a lower cost per bit. TD-LTE accelerates the delivery of rich personalized media experiences to consumers and makes LTE a truly encompassing global technology standard.”
ITU Telecom World takes place in Geneva, Switzerland from October 5-9.