ZTE, China Mobile demo 4G LTE TDD phone

China is currently holding trials of 4G LTE TDD networks in six cities

Mobile operator, China Mobile, and telecommunications equipment supplier, ZTE, have shown off a smartphone operating on a 4G (fourth generation) LTE TDD network.

China has been holding large-scale trials using LTE TDD technology in a bid to move the country to faster 4G networks. The trials are expected to last until the end of 2012.

The smartphone, which was demonstrated during the Universiade sporting event in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, is a multi-mode phone that operates on the Long-Term Evolution Time-Division Duplex (LTE TDD) standard, as well as China Mobile's 3G Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) network standard, according to a statement from ZTE.

It also features a 3.5 inch touch screen and uses the Android 2.3 operating system.

LTE TDD, also known as TD-LTE, is one of two LTE variants that China Mobile is trying to promote as a global standard. As part of this effort, China Mobile has been pushing for the development of lower-cost smartphones that can operate on LTE TDD networks.

The other LTE variant, LTE FDD (frequency division duplex), is largely being used by telecommunications companies in North America and Europe.

China Mobile has more than 600 million mobile phone users, making its customer base a major market for handset manufacturers including ZTE. Taiwanese chipset vendor MediaTek said earlier this week it has developed a handset for use on LTE TDD networks. The device is still being tested, and the company plans to trial the device in China soon.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags 4gtelecommunicationconsumer electronicsCarrierschina mobilesmartphonesZTE

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Michael Kan

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?