China's ZTE Corporation has signed a TD-LTE wireless cooperation deal with both the China Mobile Research Institute and South Korea's Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.
The tripartite memorandum of understanding will cover in-depth cooperation on technologies including TDD/FDD data roaming and VoLTE, addressing possible interconnection and interoperability issues as TD-LTE networks are constructed in South Korea. The agreement will further promote the convergence of TDD and FDD technologies, spurring the transition to next-generation networks.
As the largest TD-LTE operator in the world, China Mobile has abundant experience in network construction and operation. China Mobile's technologies and experience will help accelerate the development of TD-LTE in South Korea.
Compared with FDD-LTE, TD-LTE has higher spectrum efficiency and offers operators a clear roadmap in the evolution to 5G technology.
Financial terms of the MOU were not released by any of the parties.