With 4G slowly making its mark in the Indian terrain, Reliance recently revealed its plans to focus on other technologies, along with LTE. Airtel lately became the first telecom operator in India to offer LTE 4G services and ZTE is now prepping for a stronger LTE base in India after helping Airtel dish out its 4G services in Kolkata. ZTE India CEO, Cui Liangjun revealed that the company is determined at building a stronger LTE 4G ecosystem in India, reports Telecom Lead. The ZTE CEO revealed it at the LTE India 2012 International Conference.
To build powerful LTE network
“LTE offers a scintillating experience for mobile broadband users and participates in the country's economic growth by supporting several government initiatives and schemes in sectors like health education and governance,” said Cui Liangjun, Chief Executive Officer, ZTE India. Movicel is said to launch a commercial LTE network in Angola, in association with ZTE, which be based on ZTE's Uni-RAN and Uni-Core solutions. ZTE will provide LTE equipment for key Movicel markets across the country and also upgrade Movicel's current 3G core network to support LTE services. It is said to provide management and maintenance for the network.
According to DoT member technology, JK Roy, DoT member said that future 4G LTE roll outs will improve connectivity in rural India. “For an effective utilization of the possibilities which can be offered by LTE, back haul is one of the most important components. The optical fiber network which is being put in place by the Government of India will close this gap and there will be range of opportunities in the rural areas which can be availed by LTE technology providers,” said J.K Roy, Member Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT. LTE is the preferred and easily deployable network technology. Abhay Savargaonkar, Chief Technology Officer – mobile services, Bharti Airtel points out that the major drivers for LTE and its superiority were lowest cost per bit, use over a wide range of spectrums and flexibility regarding bandwidth. He believes that LTE is the only technology that will sustain the level of telecommunication demand in future.
“The more you begin to use broadband, the greater is the progressive self-discovery involved broadband. Service providers should go for technologies that increase spectral efficiency to enable the huge growth in voice, data and video that was emerging as this self-discovery process progressed. LTE has the most spectral efficiency,” said Robert Sewell, Head of Technology solutions, Aircel.