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Nokia Siemens Networks joins Global TD-LTE Initiative

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Nokia Siemens Networks has become a member of the Global TD LTE Initiative (GTI) Partner Forum. The GTI is an industry body that advocates and promotes TD LTE technology.

Nokia Siemens Networks has seven commercial TD-LTE deals around the world, in Asia, Middle East, South America and Europe, most of which are already live, and is engaged in large-scale field trials with China Mobile and other operators.

"As more and more users demand high-speed connectivity to their favorite apps on-the-go, TD-LTE is gaining momentum as an efficient technology for superior mobile broadband," said Mr. Craig Ehrlich, chairman of GTI steering committee. "As one of the companies at the forefront of TD-LTE, Nokia Siemens Networks has always worked closely alongside the GTI. The company's membership further reiterates its commitment to TD-LTE as a major, global 4G mobile broadband standard."

Nokia Siemens Networks is already engaged in multiple GTI technical taskforces that address various issues of TD-LTE commercialization and deployment. This work includes network planning, voice solutions for TD-LTE handsets, co-existence of TDD and FDD, and multi-antenna solutions.

"We have significantly invested in advancing TD-LTE so operators can reap the benefits of delivering mobile broadband using unpaired spectrum," said Tommi Uitto, head of the LTE business line at Nokia Siemens Networks. "We have been major contributors to numerous initiatives at the GTI, and are excited about how we can provide further expertise going forward."

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