Source: ZDNet Asia
-Operators in emerging markets on the path to LTE (long term evolution) would be better off making incremental upgrades of their GSM networks, rather than leapfrog the intermediary standards, urged a market player.
Min Chung-Yen, Huawei Technologies' Asia-Pacific senior director of marketing and strategy, referred to a technology migration path recommended by industry initiative, 3G Partnership Project (3GPP), which outlines a gradual upgrade from GSM to UMTS (universal mobile telecommunications system), followed by HSPA, and then LTE. This migration path has been popular with operators, Min said Thursday, during a presentation at the Next-Generation Broadband Forum, held at imbX 2009. Huawei is China's largest networking and telecommunications equipment provider.