China prepares its version of 4G: ‘TD-LTE-Advanced’

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued an announcement that it has submitted China’s TD-LTE-Advanced technical specification to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and ensured that the technical specification will be considered as an international standard candidate for 4G communications.

TD-LTE-Advanced (LTE-Advanced TDD spec) is the next-generation successor to the similarly Chinese-developed TD-SCDMA mobile communications standard. TD-LTE-Advanced has already won the support of the International Organization for Standardization’s Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and of communications enterprises throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

The ITU has received six 4G standard candidate drafts in all, covering LTE-Advanced and 802.16m technologies, as well as the two TDD and FDD wireless access systems. The ITU plans to make its final decision on international 4G standards in October 2010.

Courtesy: Marbridge Consulting.

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