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vividwireless Joins Global TD-LTE Initiative
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Australia’s wireless broadband provider vividwireless has joined a global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), aimed at driving the TD-LTE ecosystem as a major standard in mobile broadband technology. Other members of the GTI include China Mobile, Softbank Mobile, Bharti Airtel, Clearwire, Vodafone Group and e-plus. The GTI is a platform where leading operators can share development strategies and technology know-how, promoting the development of terminals and fostering global roaming.

Leading 4G wireless broadband provider, vividwireless, today announced that it has joined a global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), aimed at bringing together the leading operators to steer the TD-LTE ecosystem as a major standard in mobile broadband technology and drive the early development of next generation mobile broadband networks.

vividwireless was invited to join the GTI at its official launch in February. Other members of the GTI include China Mobile Communications Corporation, Softbank Mobile Corp., Bharti Airtel Ltd., Clearwire Communications LLC, Vodafone Group Services Limited & eplus.

The GTI will organize a series of activities to bring TD-LTE operators and vendors together to share development strategies and technology know-how, expediting the development of terminals and fostering global roaming and low-cost terminals.

Max Trochei, Chief Operations Officer of vividwireless attended the GTI’s first working meeting in Guangzhou, China in early May, 2011.

vividwireless CEO Martin Mercer said “We are very excited to become members in this prestigious group of companies, which are at the leading edge of mobile broadband across the world.

“vividwireless has been trialing the advanced TD-LTE technology to evaluate and determine the very best mobile broadband and voice service to meet our customers’ future needs”, he added.

The trials conducted in Sydney earlier this year demonstrated that TD-LTE can deliver wireless broadband that is faster than ADSL2+, with peak speeds as high as 128 Mbps and consistent ‘real world’ speeds between 40 - 70 Mbps.