Ericsson Joins Forces with Datang on TDD Solutions for China
Ericsson has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish strategic cooperation with Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings to jointly develop advanced TDD solutions for consumers in China and around the world.
As part of the memorandum of understanding, Ericsson will start integrating Datang’s current TD-SCDMA radio access network equipment into its own 3G mobile communications offering.
More than six million mobile users in China already access mobile services through this technology. TD-LTE being the next generation of TD-SCDMA technology is also being tested pre-commercially in hopes of achieving higher speed and richer applications for Chinese mobile subscribers.
Ericsson set up a joint research center with Datang in Beijing as early as January 2008 to carry out research cooperation in TDD technology.
“Leveraging our global leadership position in LTE, we have been firmly committed to evolving TD-SCDMA to TD-LTE,” says Mats H Olsson, Head of Region China & North East Asia of Ericsson. “Now we are further strengthening that commitment by this strategic cooperation with Datang. Our promise remains the same: we will always strive for providing the best TDD products and services to the Chinese consumers and to the world.”
Datang Telecom Group is the initiator of the 3G mobile communication TD-SCDMA international standard, the owner of its core intellectual property rights and an important promoter of its industrialization.
“Ericsson is the world-renowned telecom solutions and services provider,” says Chen Shanzhi, VP and CTO of Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Group. “The cooperation between Ericsson and Datang to jointly develop TDD products and solutions demonstrates the recognition of Datang’s innovative R&D results, industrialization and market capabilities in the TDD field from mainstream telecom suppliers in the world. We believe that our joining forces will drive the globalization of TD-SCDMA and play an important role in the industrialization of TD-LTE in the long run”