Wireless Broadband Business Services Private Limited – the LTE Venture entity of Qualcomm Inc. in India, and Ericsson together had successfully demonstrated LTE TDD mobility in an outdoor environment in India. The 2.3 GHz LTE TDD demonstration (LTE – Long Term Evolution, The technology towards 4G) can be seen as part of Qualcomm’s stated plan towards the deployment of LTE, in harmony with 3G for driving the mobile broadband penetration in India.
The demonstration was carried out in Gurgaon, Haryana using Radio Access Network (RAN), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solutions from Ericsson and USB dongles based on Qualcomm’s MDM9x00 multimode chipsets which supports both 3G and LTE.
Qualcomm had earlier acquired license for one slot of 20 MHz TDD spectrum in India’s 2.3 GHz band in the telecom circles of Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala. Qualcomm is expecting to join soon with one or more experienced 3G HSPA and/or EV-DO operators for its LTE network construction in compliance with India Government’s roll-out requirements for the BWA (Broadband Wireless Access) spectrum.
“LTE in India is a reality today,” said Gowton Achaibar, head of region for Ericsson India. “We are honored to have been chosen by Qualcomm to showcase the field demonstration of LTE TDD using Qualcomm chipset-based USB dongles. This demonstration testifies the availability of the complete ecosystem for LTE TDD and opens up limitless opportunities of broadband with seamless connectivity on the move. LTE will enable richer communication services for consumers and businesses alike.”