Source: In-Stat press release
Although competing 4G technologies will come to the fore in other countries, LTE will be the only route to 4G wireless service in China, reports In-Stat http://www.in-stat.com. TD-LTE, one of the two flavors of LTE, will receive much more support than LTE-FDD in China. In 2010, China Mobile will use TD-LTE to construct a pre-commercial LTE network.
“China Mobile will be the first operator to launch commercial LTE operation,” says Anty Zheng, In-Stat analyst. “This will happen in limited areas in 2011. China Telecom and China Unicom will, we believe, follow China Mobile’s lead.”