China TD-LTE Latest

11:00 AM -- For those keeping an eye on TD-Long Term Evolution (LTE) developments -- and there are a number of those at the moment -- there's news of 3G-to-4G migration process from the next-gen mobile technology's biggest supporter, China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE: CHL). (See China Mobile, Ericsson Demo TD-LTE, Alvarion to Support TD-LTE, Ocean Blue Tools Up for MHEG-5, CI Plus, NSN Integrates TD-LTE, and India's Still Hot for WiMax, Says Forum .)

According to Capital Vue, which cites the China Business News, China Mobile has completed testing on a hybrid TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE network, and is preparing to launch TD-LTE trials networks in three coastal cities.

China Mobile is keen to see TD-LTE mature as a commercial technology as soon as possible, and has been testing the technology at the Expo 2010 show in Shanghai. (See Motorola's Shanghai Hope and China Mobile Fast-Tracks TD-LTE .)

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

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