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TD-LTE

  • March 2014
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The TD-LTE ecosystem is still in its early days but the commercial launch by China Mobile in December 2013 is going to boost the TD-LTE market. Our estimates for TD-LTE subscriptions in December 2013, based on the data from our LTE Watch service, indicate fewer than 3.5 million subscriptions. This report presents the TD-LTE deployment status in the main markets (Japan, USA, China, Australia, India…), the device ecosystem and the technical aspects of the TD-LTE ecosystem.

Companies Mentioned

Bharti Airtel,China Mobile,HI3G Sweden,Mobily,Qualcomm,Softbank,UK Broadband

Table Of Contents

TD-LTE
1. Executive summary 5
2. Methodology 6
3. Deployment status of TD-LTE 8
3.1. Deployment overview 8
3.2. Dual mode TDD and FDD networks 9
3.3. Less than 2 million TD-LTE subscriptions at end-2013 10
3.4. Case studies 12
3.4.1. Australia 12
3.4.2. China: the strongest contributor to the TD-LTE ecosystem 15
3.4.3. India (Bharti Airtel) 17
3.4.4. Japan (SoftBank) 18
3.4.5. South Korea 21
3.4.6. Brazil 21
3.4.7. USA 21
3.4.8. Saudi Arabia (Mobily) 23
3.4.9. Sweden (HI3G Sweden) 24
3.4.10. United Kingdom (UK Broadband) 24
3.4.11. Other deployments 24
4. The device ecosystem 26
4.1. TD-LTE basebands 26
4.2. End-user devices 27
5. TD-LTE technical evolution closely follows that of LTE FDD 29
5.1. TD-LTE: more flexibility than the FDD mode 29
5.2. Carrier aggregation 30
5.3. Refarming and TD-LTE 31
5.4. TD-LTE and roaming 31
5.5. Voice over TD-LTE (VoTD-LTE) 32
5.6. TD-LTE and the 3.5 GHz band 32
5.7. TD-LTE and other TDD technologies 35
5.7.1. XGP and AXGP 35
5.7.2. WiMAX Advanced and TD-LTE 36
6. Annexes 38
6.1. Main TD-LTE basebands 38
6.2. Main TD-LTE smartphones 40
6.3. China Mobile TD-LTE terminal requirements 41
6.4. Devices supporting TD-LTE in bands 42 and 43 41
6.5. WiMAX operator evolution path, by region 43

Tables and Figures

Table 1: TD-LTE and LTE FDD ecosystems - December 2013 5
Table 2: Adoption of TD-LTE technology - December 2013, by country 8
Table 3: TDD/FDD deployments 9
Table 4: TD-LTE and LTE FDD ecosystems - December 2013 10
Table 5: TD-LTE subscription figures - December 2013 11
Table 6: First-phase testing sites and assignments 15
Table 7: Number of devices available for each TDD band, as of November 2013 28
Table 8: Main frequency bands for UMTS/HSPA/LTE deployment - TDD mode 30
Table 9: Potential use of TDD bands for LTE 30
Table 10: TDD bands 31
Table 11: TD-LTE baseband chipsets 38
Table 12: TD-LTE smartphones 40
Table 13: Devices supporting TD-LTE in bands 42 and 43 (3.5 GHz) 41
Table 14: WiMAX operator evolution 43

Figure 1: Number of TD-LTE networks launched, by frequency band 9
Figure 2: Combination of FDD and TDD frequencies in commercially-launched FDD-TDD networks 10
Figure 3: TD-LTE development 10
Figure 4: Potential subscribers for TD-LTE 11
Figure 5: Mobile spectrum in Australia 12
Figure 6: Optus TD-LTE (‘4G Plus') coverage for southern Australia 13
Figure 7: NBN Co broadband access 13
Figure 8: NBN Co fixed wireless infrastructure in 2016 14
Figure 9: NBN Co network 14
Figure 10: TD-LTE trials in China 15
Figure 11: Bharti networks footprint 17
Figure 12: SoftBank spectrum resources 18
Figure 13: SoftBank TD-LTE and LTE FDD coverage areas 19
Figure 14: TD-LTE cell sites operated by SoftBank 19
Figure 15: SoftBank TD-LTE coverage in Tokyo 20
Figure 16: Subscribers to SoftBank Wireless City Planning TD-LTE 20
Figure 17: Sprint multiband strategy 22
Figure 18: Access Spectrum coverage 23
Figure 19: Access Spectrum 700 MHz band 23
Figure 20: UK Broadband LTE spectrum 24
Figure 21: Main TD-LTE networks in Russia, as of mid-2013 25
Figure 22: Timeline of TD-LTE chipsets and devices 26
Figure 23: Distribution of the 274 TD-LTE devices as of December 2013 27
Figure 24: MiFi price evolution, in CNY 28
Figure 25: TD-LTE and LTE FDD complementarity 29
Figure 26: Carrier aggregation options 30
Figure 27: Availability and useability of spectrum in bands 42 and 43 in the world 33
Figure 28: Forecast global annual shipments of 3.5 GHz-compatible devices 33
Figure 29: Annual shipments of 3.5 GHz-compatible devices, by type, as % of total, upside case scenario 34
Figure 30: ASA and the 3.5 GHz band 34
Figure 31: The different releases of XGP 35
Figure 32: AXGP roadmap 36
Figure 33: WiMAX evolution path towards TD-LTE 36
Figure 34: UQ strategy and roadmap for the introduction of WiMAX 2 37
Figure 35: China Mobile multi-mode multi-band requirement 41

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