ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has completed the world’s first FDD/TDD LTE packet-switched handover test. This test provides the foundation for seamless communications between different LTE modes.
The infrastructure used to carry out the test consists of commercial system equipment provided by ZTE and an FDD/TDD LTE dual mode USB card, jointly developed by ASTRI and Innofidei.
The test showed that when the FDD/TDD LTE dual-mode device is connected to the LTE network and large files are downloaded, the success rate of the FDD/TDD LTE bi-directional handover can be up to 100%. Moreover, the quality of the user experience was not affected. This experiment was designed to improve user experience in an FDD/TDD LTE handover scenario.
It is a part of ZTE’s strategy to push LTE interoperability and convergence. ZTE has already concluded contracts with many leading operators to launch its LTE network which include CSL in Hong Kong, SoftBank in Japan, Hi3G in Sweden, H3G in Austria and Bharti Airtel in India.