Live demonstration over TD-LTE network at closing ceremony of Expo 2010 Shanghai China
Shanghai, China – ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, enabled a showcase of advanced multimedia applications, including video streaming and web-browsing for the first time on a slim tablet over a TD-LTE network, in a high profile demonstration at the closing ceremony of Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The TD-LTE tablet was designed and manufactured by Quanta Computer, the world’s largest manufacturer for notebook computers.
This demonstration highlights the collaboration between ST-Ericsson and Quanta Computer on LTE modules and USB dongles. ST-Ericsson’s LTE modems will be integrated into Quanta Computer’s next generation’s connected devices such as tablets, notebooks and laptops, enabling mobile subscribers to download data at speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload data at speeds of up to 50 Mbps over both TD-LTE and LTE FDD networks.
“With the support of ST-Ericsson, Quanta is set to be a leading global supplier of LTE products to our customers, enabling them to enjoy very fast and very responsive wireless Internet access” said Frank Jiang, Vice President of Quanta Computer. “ST-Ericsson’s compact LTE modems are ideal for use in mobile computing being highly mobile and compatible with both variants of LTE. We plan to extend our cooperation with ST-Ericsson to additional areas of connected computing devices such as tablets benefiting from their wide range of solutions.”
“Quanta’s decision to use ST-Ericsson’s modem technology in its LTE products, and to expand our partnership moving forward, underlines both our leadership in high-speed mobile connectivity and the growing demand for lightweight computers like tablets and notebooks that can tap the world’s fastest wireless networks,” said Pascal Langlois, Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of ST-Ericsson. “Our LTE modems are now ready for mass-production, and our cooperation with Quanta will ensure that the rollout of LTE services in 2011 will be supported by an array of compelling devices.”
Notes to editors
In February 2010, ST-Ericsson announced it is working with China Mobile to drive the development of TD-LTE.
ST-Ericsson’s M700 modem is a complete and pre-tested data reference design supporting:
• 100 Mbps downlink, 50 Mbps uplink, enabling demanding mobile broadband services
• Low latency and high throughput, suitable for high definition multimedia and other real time services
• LTE quad band for global coverage
• Flexible frequency and bandwidth channels from 1.4 MHz up to 20 MHz
• Software-defined access that can accommodate standardization updates
• Single-chip RF ASIC with MIMO support
TD-LTE refers to a variant of LTE (Long-Term Evolution) technology, designed for use in unpaired TDD (Time Division Duplex) spectrum. It is also often referred to as LTE TDD.
ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a complete portfolio of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless semiconductor solutions across the broad spectrum of mobile technologies. The company is a leading supplier to the top handset manufacturers and ST-Ericsson’s products and technologies enable more than half of all phones in use today. The company generated pro-forma sales of about USD 2.7 billion in 2009. ST-Ericsson was established as a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson in February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on ST-Ericsson is available at www.stericsson.com.
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