China Mobile (CHL.NYSE; 00941.HK) to expand TD-LTE coverage to over 300 cities
BEIJING, Dec 02, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
China's largest telecom operator China
Mobile (CHL.NYSE; 00941.HK) plans to expand the coverage of the
homegrown 4G TD-LTE networks to more than 300 cities nationwide, said
Li Zhengmao, the company's vice president, at the 2013 International
Mobile Internet Conference held here on Tuesday.
Li said China Mobile will ensure its TD-LTE networks will cover
more than 100 large and medium-sized cities this year, with more than
200,000 base stations. And in the next stage, the coverage will be
expanded to more 300 cities.
On the other hand, China Mobile will continue large-scale
integrated procurement of 4G terminals, promote the international
roaming capability of TD-LTE terminals, and accelerate the maturation
of chips for 4G terminals that support multiple telecom modes and
multiple frequency bands, Li added.
He said China Mobile has procured more than 1 million TD-LTE
terminals this year.
Statistics show 18 countries and areas worldwide have launched 23
TD-LTE commercial networks by mid October, and more than 40 other
networks are being deployed or under construction. Currently, there
are more than 5 million TD-LTE users in the world. (Edited by Li
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