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Nokia Siemens builds TD-LTE Open Lab in Hangzhou

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:TD-LTE lab? R&D? LTE? network?

Nokia Siemens Networks has established a TD-LTE Open Lab at its Hangzhou R&D facility to provide practical know-how to help telecom operators and TD-LTE device manufacturers deploy commercial TD-LTE quicker. TD-LTE smart phone and terminal manufacturers can use the lab to test the interoperability and functionality of their devices across TD-LTE networks.

"The development of terminals and devices has always been a bottleneck in the roll-out of new mobile technology," said Sha Yuejia, vice president of China Mobile. "We are thus more than happy to see that Nokia Siemens Networks has established a cutting-edge terminal testing environment, an initiative that we support wholeheartedly. After all, a healthy ecosystem needs efforts from all stakeholders."

Nokia Siemens' Open Lab will provide an end-to-end testing environment for verifying the compatibility of terminals and devices with the company's TD-LTE network products and solutions. The lab will also provide consultancy and testing services to device manufacturers.

"This initiative will facilitate the holistic development of TD-LTE technology," said Wang Tong, chief technology officer of Samsung China. "We are working hard to build-up the TD-LTE ecosystem. TD-LTE Open Lab will provide us with a common testing platform to prove the interoperability of our terminals with its networks before commercial rollout."

"We are at the forefront of driving TD-LTE deployments, as we were the first to conduct a call fully compliant with the 3GPP Release 8 (March 09 baseline) standard using commercial network hardware," said Zhang Zhiqiang, president of the greater China region at Nokia Siemens. "The TD-LTE Open Lab is a key cooperation initiative that will help us align our solutions with major user equipment vendors and ensure that our networks fully interoperate with their devices for the benefit of all TD-LTE operators."

While Nokia Siemens Networks will focus on a quick ramp-up of the Open Lab by leveraging existing R&D teams and assets, it is also putting in place an expert pool of interoperability testing professionals to ensure optimum quality standards and define a long-term strategy for the lab.

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