Ericsson has been selected by China Mobile to deploy LTE TDD in 15 key provinces in China.
These provinces are home to 63% of China's population and include the top three provinces in terms of GDP.
This is the first phase of the world's largest LTE TDD network deployment. Ericsson will deploy radio access networks based on its multi-standard RBS 6000. For the core network - which will be used for China Mobile's nationwide mobile network covering 2G, 3G and 4G - Ericsson has been selected to upgrade its installed base, equal to a market share of 40% in User Data Management (HLR/HSS).
Ericsson has been awarded 20% market share in Evolved Packet Core. This makes Ericsson China Mobile's main supplier in Core. The deal is aligned with the 11% market share in radio access networks awarded earlier in the China Mobile central purchasing process in September. The deployment has begun.
In addition, Ericsson was a pioneering developer of the TDD mode of the LTE standard and has made many significant contributions to the advancement of LTE TDD. Ericsson's LTE TDD and FDD solutions share the same hardware platform, with commonly applicable software and features, ensuring that LTE TDD will deliver the same high performance and reliability.