TMCNet:  China Telecom Confirmed to Launch FDD LTE Test in Guangzhou

[November 09, 2012]

China Telecom Confirmed to Launch FDD LTE Test in Guangzhou

BEIJING, Nov 09, 2012 (SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) -- A responsible person of a telecom equipment manufacturer confirmed that China Telecom Corporation Limited (SEHK: 0728 and NYSE:CHA) was carrying out FDD LTE network test in Guangzhou at present.

The responsible person also revealed that the company had not launched any test for TD-LTE network in Guangzhou. It is reported that major global equipment manufacturers have constructed a DD LTE experimental network in Guangzhou for China Telecom free of charge. The test is small is scale and is still under secret test stage.

Previous before this, the Chinese government announced the incorporation of all 190MHz frequencies and 2500-2690Hz frequencies within 2.6GHz frequency range into TD-LTE frequency spectrum. Since the resource of TD-LTE frequency spectrum is relatively rich, industry insiders speculate that China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE: CHL and SEHK: 0941) may not be the only operator for TD-LTE network in China and that China Telecom may adopt TD-LTE system in 4G era.

Source: (November 09, 2012)

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