China Mobile Invites Public to Use TD-LTE Networks
China Mobile has extended the public trials of its 4G Time Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) networks, inviting subscribers in Shanghai, Tianjing, Fuzhou, Xiamen and Chengdu to use the platform and provide feedback. China Mobile has specified that testers must have been China Mobile subscribers for at least a year, have a monthly subscription of over CNY50 (USD8.1) and have used a total of more than 50MB of mobile data over the course of the previous three months. The cellco will supply an interface card and a TD-LTE compatible device for each user. China Mobile is one of the world’s chief proponents of the home-grown TD-LTE standard, and has so far deployed the technology in 15 cities, in preparation for allocation of 4G licences, expected later this year.