China Telecom shortlists five FDD-LTE vendors

China Telecom has named five vendors – Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and ZTE – to supply FDD-LTE equipment for the second phase of its FDD-TDD hybrid network. The companies were shortlisted to supply base stations, an operation and maintenance centre and other …

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China Telecom returning to peak, adds 1.3M connections in Nov

China Telecom added 1.31 million mobile connections in November and now has a total of 184 million (including 116 million 3G). But for the full year, it has still lost 1.44 million connections. This is the fourth consecutive monthly gain …

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Nokia, Ooredoo, China Mobile claim record in TDD-FDD CA

Nokia Networks, Ooredoo Qatar and China Mobile claimed to have achieved a record breaking speed of 4.1Gbps over TDD-FDD LTE carrier aggregation (CA). The partners said this was realised through the combination of TDD and FDD LTE spectrums, and by aggregating 10 carriers with 200MHz bandwidth.