India’s Airtel starts LTE-FDD trials
India’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel kicked off LTE-FDD trials in Chennai yesterday and will extend them to Mumbai and Hyderabad by the end of the month. It is offering existing 3G users a free upgrade to 4G.
Asia Briefs: Japan’s mobile network spending falls 19%, Q1 smartphone output in China slows & more
In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Japan’s mobile network spending falls 19% Japan’s mobile infrastructure market dropped 19 per cent to $4.
China’s FDD-LTE licences to be issued in May — report
An ambition by China Telecom and China Unicom to be on equal 4G footing with market leader China Mobile is putting pressure on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) to speed up the issue of full nationwide FDD-LTE licences, with…
China Telecom shortlists five FDD-LTE vendors
China Telecom has named five vendors – Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and ZTE – to supply FDD-LTE equipment for the second phase of its FDD-TDD hybrid network.
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