India's Hot for LTE TDD

India's Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) license-holders are edging ever closer to deploying Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex (LTE TDD) in their networks as they look to help boost the country's uptake of broadband services.

Boosting broadband penetration has been a hot topic this week in New Delhi, where more than 300 attendees gathered for Light Reading's Mobile Broadband Summit. (See Aircel Preps Its LTE TDD Launch and Bharti's BWA Vision.)

But there's plenty of other news coming out of the Indian market, all of which will be reported on our brand new, standalone site Light Reading India. (See Light Reading India is Born and Light Reading is Here!)

Here's the pick of the content from the first few days of Light Reading India.

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

digits 12/5/2012 | 5:03:15 PM
re: India's Hot for LTE TDD

The mood is generally optimistic about the potential for LTE TDD to be a useful technology in India -- one that can deliver the underlying data connectivity that could bridge the digital divide.

But the tech choice, while important (I still hear people say it doesn't matter, but it sure matters if a duff tech that's about to be discontinued, or one that simply doesn't have the throughput to deliver against promises, is chosen...) is only one patr of it. The REALLY hard part is going to be developing a business/marketing plan that will attract users and generate revenues.

Having the most appropriate technology counts towards that but it's just one part of a chain that can't be broken if a service is to be successful.

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