Aeroflex has announced the TM500 LTE-A test mobile now supports carrier aggregation for Time Division Duplex (TDD) in addition to Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) capability. The TM500 is capable of supporting all the carrier aggregation scenarios specified in 3GPP Release 10.
“The TDD version of LTE, and evolving to LTE-A, is important not only in China and the rest of Asia, but also in Europe where some TD-LTE networks are already in place. From a spectrum efficiency standpoint, carrier aggregation is even more pertinent to TDD systems, since it allows small bands of unpaired spectrum to be combined and used efficiently,” said Shusina Ngwa, product manager at Aeroflex. “Providing cellular infrastructure vendors with TDD carrier aggregation capability at this early stage is vital so they can use the Aeroflex TM500 Test Mobile to test their networks ahead of the availability of real terminals and handsets.”
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