Reliance showcases its first LTE-TDD ecosystem with Ericsson
* Field trial of LTE-TDD showcases outstanding indoor connectivity, outdoor mobility and applications services
* Consumers to access data and high definition videos with unmatched speeds
* Exhibits the complete eco-system for LTE-TDD
* Demonstration using 2.3 GHz (Indian BWA) band
Consumers in India will be delighted to experience high speed data downloads and mobile broadband is thus becoming a reality in India. Reliance Industries Limited and Ericsson India today showcased the results from the first field trial of LTE-TDD (Long Term Evolution) mobile system technology. This trial demonstrated the outstanding performance of LTE technology and the complete eco-system available today to support the technology. The trial was conducted at the Reliance Corporate Park, Navi Mumbai, the groups iconic campus, which is the nerve center for RILs ambitious plans for launching next generation mobile broadband services on a pan-India basis.
The trial showcased LTE-TDD networks exceptional performance by achieving the healthy balanced peak rates of 80 Mbps in the downlink and 20 Mbps in the uplink.for the specified configuration/setup. The eco system capabilities were also showcased using ST Ericsson dongles connected over the air to the base station. Full mobility with flawless delivery of applications such as HD Multimedia Streaming, LIVE TV was demonstrated with on-the-move speeds of 50 and 70 kilometers per hour as well as a seamless handover among the number of LTE Base Station Sectors.
A spokesperson for Reliance Industries Limited said This LTE trial not only demonstrated the superiority of LTE-TDD technology but it also strengthened our confidence in the timely availability of LTE eco-system in India with Ericssons global deployment expertise. This is an important milestone for Indian telecom industry in showcasing LTE performance on a live network. We look forward to leveraging on the pilot to set up a commercial network that will build on a globally standardized eco-system and technology that offers immense potential for a wide spectrum of end-user offerings.
Gowton Achaibar, Head of Region, Ericsson India said, Todays trial validates the future of ubiquitous high speed mobile broadband in India showcasing the availability of LTE-TDD. Consumers are now very close to realizing through high performance networks, the full promise of mobile-broadband, ultra-high data speeds for services such as internet TV, mobile video-blogging, online video games and the mobile office-environment. We are delighted to be an integral part of Reliances LTE showcase as it underscores a firm commitment to standardized technologies that will benefit from economies of scale and global experiences.
Ericsson demonstrated a successful end to end LTE-TDD callin July in its India headquarters in Gurgaon.
Notes to Editor
Ericsson is the worlds leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The companys portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the prime driver in an all-communicating world through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York
About Reliance Industries Limited
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is Indias largest private sector company on all major financial parameters with a turnover of Rs. 2,00,400 crore (US$ 44.6 billion), cash profit of Rs. 27,933 crore (US$ 6.2 billion), net profit of Rs. 16,236 crore (US$ 3.6 billion) and net worth of Rs. 1,37,171 crore (US$ 30.6 billion) as of March 31, 2010.
RIL is the first private sector company from India to feature in the Fortune Global 500 list of Worlds Largest Corporations and ranks 117th amongst the worlds Top 200 companies in terms of profits. RIL ranks 75th in the Financial Times FT Global 500 list of the worlds largest companies. RIL is rated as the 15th Most Innovative Company in the World in a survey conducted by the US financial publication- Business Week in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group.