LG Electronics, the consumer electronics giant has announced to launched the LTE TDD capable smartphones in the market worldwide, starting from today. The company plans to introduce LTE TDD devices this year starting with Saudi Arabia with its flagship handset – the Optimus G – through the Saudi Telecom (Saudi Telecom Company, STC), the Arab world’s largest telecom operators. The company will be launching LTE TDD capable phones in several regions including India, China, Japan, Australia and North America later this year.
“LTE TDD is a superior alternative in some countries due to its flexibility in uploading and downloading content,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We’re excited to offer consumers LTE TDD capable smartphones based on our unparalleled knowhow in 4G LTE technologies. With the commercial introduction of LTE TDD service, LG will build upon its expertise in 4G LTE by offering future device options utilizing this standard.”
According to Wireless Intelligence, the 4G LTE industry has hit 100 million global connections. The research firm today announced that there are 163 LTE networks in operation across 70 countries, with this forecast to rise to over 400 live networks across 120 countries by December 2017. To date, industry growth has been primarily driven by operators in Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea and the US. Indeed, Wireless Intelligence states that these five countries represent 90 percent of the global LTE connections market.
In fact, according to Yankee Group, markets including China, India, Europe and the United States will account for more than 134 million registered LTE TDD lines by 2016.
Source: LG Newsroom