Nokia Siemens Networks in Chinese 4G Trial

Andy Penfold

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has been selected to supply network infrastructure for a large-scale TD-LTE (Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex) trial with China Mobile.

With the approval of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT), NSN will contribute its commercial 2.3GHz/2.6GHz TD-LTE equipment, professional services, and management software to conduct the major field trial in Hangzhou.

According to MIIT, NSN will cooperate with China Mobile to accelerate network construction, equipment installation, and network optimisation on the large-scale TD-LTE trial. NSN has already completed both 2.3 and 2.6GHz outdoor, and 2.3GHz indoor, single-system testing with TD-LTE.

"Nokia Siemens Networks has built a complete TD-LTE business in China, integrating procurement, production, testing and maintenance with its Hangzhou R&D Center at the centre of this value chain," says Markus Borchert, head of Greater China customer operations at Nokia Siemens Networks. "The approval by MIIT confirms our long-term support for TD-LTE and our leadership driving the global ecosystem for unpaired frequency bands."