Australian wireless broadband provider, vividwireless, has announced trial of TD-LTE which can deliver peak speeds of more than 100Mbps.
vividwireless CEO Martin Mercer said the trial with technology partner Huawei Australia was part of the company’s continuing technology roadmap assessment.
“vividwireless is trialing the advanced TD-LTE technology to evaluate and determine the very best mobile voice and broadband service to meet our customers’ future needs. vividwireless is determined to ensure that it retains its ranking as Perth’s fastest wireless broadband provider,” he said.
The trial will cover the market readiness of TD-LTE, including the technology’s capacity, coverage and ‘real world’ performance.
The trial will commence in December 2010 in inner-city Sydney around Redfern, as well as Western Sydney around Horsley Park. These locations will allow vividwireless to test the performance of the technology in high demand, high density, inner city conditions such as apartments and cafes, as well as suburban conditions.
Huawei Australia Chief Technology Officer Peter Rossi said, “Having worked with vividwireless in rolling out its Perth network and the initial footprints in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, we are delighted to be working on this TD-LTE trial.
“Huawei’s SingleRAN solution allows vividwireless to make a smooth transition from WiMAX to TD-LTE to suit its network requirements” he added.