TD-LTE: Spectrum, ecosystem dynamics and early deployments
|TD-LTE：スペクトル・エコシステム動向・早期導入 TD-LTE: Spectrum, ecosystem dynamics and early deployments|
|出版日: 2013年04月22日||ページ情報: 英文||
“With something between 900MHz and 1.2GHz of new spectrum required to meet the growing demands of mobile-broadband services over the next decade, TDD promises to make a major contribution. ” Julian Bright, Senior Analyst, Networks, Informa Telecoms & Media.
Led by China Mobile, a group of large and influential operators is driving the creation of a vibrant ecosystem around TD-LTE, with widespread backing from equipment vendors, device suppliers and chipset developers.
While FDD remains the foundation of most of today's commercial LTE services, TDD is rapidly gaining ground as new commercial TD-LTE networks are launched in countries around the world. The creation of unified standards for LTE is leading to the convergence of TD-LTE with LTE-FDD and 3G technologies, cementing the place that TDD will hold in the evolution of mobile broadband and helping build a vibrant ecosystem around the technology.
As well as providing an overview of TD-LTE technology and its applications, Informa's report on the current state of the TD-LTE market focuses on three key areas: spectrum availability; vendor support (including networks and devices); and early operator deployments.
The report discusses in depth the core TDD bands, and assesses their current availability and expectations for future licensing in global markets, while network vendor support for TD-LTE is analyzed in terms of the level of engagement among the major suppliers and their product strategies for TDD.
The devices section looks at current and future availability of TD-LTE devices ranging from dongles and low-cost handsets, to smartphones and tablets, as well as pricing trends, multimode/multiband device support and chipset supplier strategies.
Early operator TD-LTE deployments and trials are evaluated in a series of case studies that highlight the various drivers for TD-LTE including as a primary mobile broadband technology, as a migration path from Mobile WiMAX, and as a supplement to LTE FDD services.