The Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) co-established by China Mobile, India Bharti, Japan Softbank and several other global operators held the first workshop in Guangzhou China.
With the ultimate network performance and the rapid industrialization, TD-LTE obtained increased approvals and supports. A group of the global operators plan to deploy TD-LTE during 2011 and 2012. As the result, China Mobile cooperated with several other global operators and founded the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) on Feb 14, 2011 over LTE TDD/FDD International Summit during GSMA Barcelona, presenting this stirring joint venture to over 400 guests including over 60 global operators, 30 main stream manufacturers and major global communication organizations.
As the first workshop after GTI establishment, there were more than 20 global operators attended. In the workshop, operators discussed GTI Operation Procedures and work plan, and discussion the key issues of TD-LTE.
China Mobile, Bhariti, Softbank and other operators introduced and shared issues about technology standards, terminal and chipset, test and certification etc. Global operators also deliberated future steps on moving forward commercial TD-LTE maturity. Main infrastructure manufacturers such as Huawei, ZTE, Datang, NSN, Ericsson and ALU, and terminal and chipset vendors such as Qualcomm, HiSilicon and Innofidei introduced TD-LTE product roadmap and key technology solutions.
In this workshop, China Mobile demonstrated TD-LTE indoor coverage solutions by TD-LTE wireless data card high speed internet surfing service. After the meeting, participant operators also visited the under construction TD-LTE large-scale trial network in Guangzhou, experienced the outdoor coverage mobile broadband services.
The success of GTI first workshop and the conjunction with global operators and industry partners reflected the concept and the objective of rapid TD-LTE deployment, commercialization and application. This is with no doubt to be a great milestone in GTI evolution.