Company on Track with Commercialization of Products Based on LTE TDD Technology with First Devices Expected in Mid-2011 —
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that the Company is on track with its commercialization of products based on LTE TDD and has been demonstrating products utilizing the technology at Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The demonstration uses the Qualcomm’s Mobile Data Modem™ (MDM™) MDM9200™ solution and is taking place over-the-air with 2×2 MIMO in the 2.3GHz band. Qualcomm plans to begin mobility trials of products based on LTE TDD later in 2010 in conjunction with multiple operators worldwide using its MDM9200 and MDM9600™ solutions.
“TD-LTE will be a very important technology for China Mobile and also other operators around the world to deliver a cutting-edge user experience to subscribers,” said Bill Huang, general manager, China Mobile Research Institute, China Mobile. “We are very pleased to see this demonstration and are working closely with Qualcomm and other companies in the wireless value chain to ensure that the benefits of TD-LTE will be available to customers.”
“Motorola is proud to be a leader in TD-LTE at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China,” said Bruce Brda, senior vice president, Motorola Networks. “With the expected thousands of people using our TD-LTE technology at this event, we will be demonstrating Motorola’s ability and readiness to commercialize this next-generation 4G technology in 2010.”
“Qualcomm is committed to helping our customers bring LTE TDD to market by 2011,” said Cristiano Amon, senior vice president, Cellular Products Group, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “LTE TDD enables operators to utilize their unpaired spectrum assets effectively and to offer users an excellent mobile broadband experience. A live demonstration and carrier trials of LTE TDD later this year will be significant milestones in bringing the benefits of LTE TDD to consumers around the world.”
Qualcomm’s product portfolio includes products with integrated baseband and radio frequency (RF) supporting LTE TDD, such as the MDM9200 solution. The MDM9200 is the industry’s first integrated multi-mode, single-chip 3G/LTE solution and supports both FDD and TDD modes of Category 3 LTE. The first LTE TDD products powered by Qualcomm technology are expected to become available in mid-2011. Qualcomm has also won one slot of 20MHz TDD spectrum in the 2.3 GHz band in India’s key telecom circles of Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala. The company plans to facilitate accelerated deployment of LTE in concert with 3G HSPA and EV-DO networks in India and plans to conduct live demos later this year.