Qualcomm releases multimode LTE TDD devices

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Qualcomm Inc. – in collaboration with Huawei, ZTE, Quanta and BandRich – announced the India launch of LTE TDD multimode devices based on Qualcomm’s MDM9x00 chipsets. The company says the launch demonstrates the ecosystem’s readiness for deployment and commercialization of LTE TDD in concert with 3G to enable seamless mobile broadband experience for Indian consumers.

“Qualcomm is pleased to collaborate with Huawei, ZTE, Quanta and BandRich for the launch of LTE TDD multimode devices based on our MDM9x00 chipsets in India,” said Avneesh Agrawal, senior vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm India and South Asia. “The announcement of multimode LTE TDD devices today is a significant milestone for the commercialization and deployment of LTE in concert with 3G for Indian BWA operators.”

LTE’s interoperability with existing 3G HSPA and EV-DO networks enables operators to leverage investments in current infrastructure to offer seamless mobile broadband services through multimode devices. Qualcomm says it has played a key role in contributing to India’s wireless revolution by making mobile communication affordable and accessible and now is accelerating the growth of mobile broadband with 3G HSPA, EV-DO and LTE.