Plans to facilitate deployment of TD-LTE to enhance 3G WCDMA/HSPA and EV-DO networks
Wireless chip maker Qualcomm said that it has filed an application with the Indian Government to bid in India’s auction for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum in the 2.3GHz band to facilitate the deployment of TD-LTE to enhance 3G WCDMA/HSPA and EV-DO Networks.
According to Qualcomm, TD-LTE technology is suitable in India’s unpaired 2.3GHz spectrum band and complements current and upcoming 3G deployments. It will take advantage of the 3G and 2G ecosystems, through the use of integrated multimode devices that support TD-LTE as well as 3G and 2G technologies.
The company claims that it can foster the accelerated deployment of TD-LTE by participating in India’s BWA spectrum auction.
If successful in winning spectrum in the auction, Qualcomm intends to secure Indian partners after completion of the auction and in compliance with the applicable Indian Foreign Direct Investment regulations.
Qualcomm said that its goal is to attract an operator partner or partners into the venture at the appropriate time for construction of a TD-LTE network in compliance with the Indian Government’s rollout requirement for the BWA spectrum and then to exit the venture.