Huawei to give Intel LTE development support in China

April 30, 2012 // By Peter Clarke
Intel's aspirations selling chips for mobile equipment have received a boost with the news that Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., has agreed to work with Intel on the testing and rapid deployment of the time division duplex format applied to Long Term Evolution standard.

Huawai (Shenzhen, China) is one of the world's largest suppliers of telecommunications and networking equipment. Huawei has agreed to set up a laboratory in China with Intel for interoperability testing and the rapid implementation of LTE TDD technology.

The collaboration will be based on Huawei's know how in LTE TDD network infrastructure and Intel's mobile communications platforms, Huawei said. By being able to connect directly to Huawei's infrastructure Intel will be able to carry out end-to-end testing of its mobile platforms in a real-life environment, Huawei said

LTE TDD which is also known as TD-LTE is seen as providing the evolution or upgrade path for TD-SCDMA and both India and China are expected to deploy this variant of the 4G cellular communications standard.

Huawei did not say how much money would be spent setting up the laboratory, how many people would work on the project, or how quickly it would produce any results.