Agilent Technologies Inc. and Datang Telecom Group have established a TD-LTE-Advanced Joint Research Lab to focus on developing new technologies and test standards to promote TD-LTE-Advanced technologies.
TD-LTE-Advanced is a follow-on phase for the current TD-LTE (4G) standard and as the initiator of the TD-SCDMA international 3G mobile communication standard, the owner of core patents and a leader in the telecom equipment market, Datang Telecom (Beijing, China) has been playing a key role in the creation and global deployment of TD-SCDMA and TD LTE-Advanced.
The lab is the second project created by the two firms. Engineers from both organizations will work together to develop TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE and TD-LTE-Advanced solutions. The work will support Datang Telecom’s research on technologies, systems and chipsets, as well as Agilent’s instrument test technologies.
In March 2009, Agilent and Datang signed a memorandum of understanding stating that both firms would collaborate on TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE-Advanced, and related technologies and standards development. The goal of the collaboration was to further the deployment of the TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE-Advanced standards in China with the intent to significantly impact future wireless technologies. The projects completed today have successfully achieved those objectives.
TD-LTE-Advanced (LTE-Advance TDD system) is China’s proposed proprietary intellectual property rights for the new generation of mobile communications technology after TD-SCDMA standard. It takes in the main elements of TD-SCDMA and embodies the latest Chinese innovations in broadband wireless mobile communication.
Datang has been collaborating with mobile network operators, system and terminal manufacturers as well as leading test and measurement suppliers on development of TD-LTE-Advanced. At present, TD-LTE-Advanced has gained recognition of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and support from the Asia Pacific enterprises.