LTE TDD to make up 25% of all LTE by 2016.
The research firm has
said that the technology has already been adopted by operators in Japan, the
Middle East and Europe. Daryl Schoolar, a principal analyst in Ovum's Network
Infrastructure practice said: "The biggest market opportunities for LTE
TDD will come from its deployment to support mobile broadband services. Other
opportunities will include its use as a fixed wireless broadband network and
for small cell backhaul."
Some other operators like STC (Saudi Arabia), Softbank
(Japan), Optus (Australia) and Hi3G (Sweden and Denmark) have gone down the
multimodal LTE FDD/TDD route, as part of upgrading current infrastructure that
supports GSM WDCMA and HSPA networks.
"Combining multiple standards such as GSM and WCDMA/HSPA and LTE FDD
and/or TDD will grow the overall network capacity and increase quality of
service. This is just a small part of it; the bigger opportunities lie in
operators deploying it as their primary 4G network, such as Bharti Airtel in
India and Mobily in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, LTE TDD provides cost benefits due
to the price of unpaired spectrum, which can be passed on to end users."
place the total commercial devices at over 60. The production volumes and
choices are continuously increasing, and vendors like Huawei and others support
multi-mode, multi-band devices.
multi-standard base stations, mobile operators will look to the same vendors
that deployed their 2G/3G and LTE FDD networks to deploy their LTE TDD
networks," concluded Schoolar.
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