Intel has teamed up with Chinese networking firm Huawei to build an interoperability test lab for the deployment of Long Term Evolution Time-Division Duplexing (LTE TDD) networks.
The giant American chip maker – an outspoken advocate of WiMax, once considered as an LTE rival – has collaborated with Huawei to build a China-based interoperability laboratory for research, tests and implementation of LTE TDD networks.
“We will continuously invest in LTE TDD research and deployment as well as the global expansion of LTE TDD networks. We are excited to partner with Intel to accelerate the development of our technology and provide our customers with leading LTE TDD solutions,” said Deng Taihua, President of LTE TDD, WiMAX and TDS wireless networks at Huawei.
While Huawei will receive several advantages from the test lab, mostly sales of its networking equipment, Intel can also use the lab as a test bed for its Medfield Atom smartphones with LTE connectivity. The use of Intel’s handsets came into light when Huawei hinted towards such a plan after it said that Intel will have the ability to implement end-to-end tests of its mobile phones via connections to its LTE TDD network.
“The engagement with Huawei will take advantage of the two companies’ strengths and leading technologies. We are committed to working together with partners in China to build a healthy LTE TDD ecosystem within China and even beyond,” said W K Tan, VP of Intel IAG and head of MCG in China, as he talked about the American company’s efforts to build its presence in the Asian country.