[China] China to start phase-2 TD-LTE trial


China will undertake second-phase trial operation of TD-LTE (Time Division-Long Term Evolution) from late December to June 2012, testing the compatibility of terminal devices based on different technology standards with TD-LTE, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).


China began first-phase TD-LTE trial operation in Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Beijing in March 2011.


According to industry sources in Taiwan, Qualcomm and Altair Semiconductor have offered TD-LTE chip solutions, while Seuquans Communications and MediaTek are developing such solutions.


Source: Digitimes