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Nokia Siemens Networks Increases Investment in TD-LTE

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Nokia Siemens Networks says that it is gearing up for the launch of next generation Time Division Duplex Long Term Evolution (TD LTE) technology in China. Following successful lab demonstrations conducted with operators in Germany last year, the company has now expanded its team in Hangzhou, China, to support the commercial roll out of TD LTE.

Hangzhou's 1,000 strong R&D team is being expanded to focus on supporting China's home-grown TD-LTE technology through 2009. The company has been cooperating with operators in China and Europe to evaluate the performance of TD-LTE technology under various deployment situations and will continue this work with more advanced over-the-air tests and finally field trials in a pre-commercial multi-cell test network.

The TD-LTE first phase tests were completed in November last year and demonstrated the high throughput performance, in particular peak data rates and low latencies, of TD-LTE under various channel conditions as well as the robustness of the technology.

"TD-LTE can catapult China to advanced next generation mobile broadband services and we are committed to putting significant resources to support its development and deployment," said Marc Rouanne, head of the company's Radio Access business. "In addition to the significant boost in ground resources, our fast rollout service capability and experiences in the region will help us in delivering cost efficient and high quality next generation mobile broadband networks to the benefit of operators and end users."

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