Motorola reports success in TD-LTE trials

Beijing, China – Motorola says it has successfully completed its joint Over-the-Air (OTA) trial with operators, achieving download throughput of up to 70Mbps in a 20MHz bandwidth channel.

The trial formed part of the company’s collaborative Time Division Duplex Long-Term Evolution (TD-LTE) commercialization. The results have been submitted to the LTE/System Architecture Evolution (SAE) Trial Initiative (LSTI).

“Motorola is committed to broadband and 4G developments, and supports both TD-LTE and Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) LTE. We’ve made significant progress in TD-LTE commercialization as demonstrated by these trials,” said Dr Mohammad Akhtar, vice president and general manager, Home and Networks Mobility, Motorola China. “The development milestone we’re announcing today shows that Motorola remains on track to come to market early with field-proven, end-to-end LTE solutions to support TDD and FDD deployments.”

“LTE is the next big technology in wireless networking and incorporates several key technologies such as smart antenna, all IP and OFDM to enable operators to deliver rich, high bandwidth, multimedia services,” said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, corporate vice president of Software Operations and WBAS Development, Home and Networks Mobility.

Earlier this year, the company deployed a live 700MHz LTE demonstration network in Las Vegas.

Motorola’s LTE solution consists of its OFDM broadband platform and a bunch of radio options that include MIMO and smart antennas as well as its self-organizing network (SON) solution.