Alcatel completes testing on China Mobile’s LTE network
Alcatel-Lucent has completed the first stage of testing on the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and China Mobile’s TD-LTE trial network in Shanghai. The trial network provides coverage to an area of Shanghai including the financial district of Lujiazui and the business park of Zhangjiang. Alcatel-Lucent’s completion of testing paves the way toward the realisation of the goals of China Mobile and the Shanghai Government of establishing a ‘Smart City Demonstration Zone’. In those pilot areas, Alcatel-Lucent is providing services integral to daily business such as HD video-conferencing, transfer of files and access to applications such as 3D gaming. The TD-LTE trial network in Shanghai is powered by Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE service including base stations (eNodeBs), the Evolved Packet Core and Alcatel-Lucent’s professional services expertise. Alcatel-Lucent conducted a number of advanced test cases on the network during this phase including core network performance testing, network security, wireless performance testing, terminal testing and multi-antenna testing. With the completion of the first phase of the trial China Mobile will advance the trial to the next phase including the expansion of the network.