China Mobile Hong Kong, subsidiary of the world's largest mobile operator China Mobile Limited, has selected Ericsson to expand its commercial LTE network with TD-LTE (LTE TDD) in Hong Kong. Together the companies will now build a converged LTE FDD/TDD network.
According to Ericsson, 85 percent of the world's population will have internet coverage via 3G by 2017 and there will be close to nine billion mobile subscriptions, compared to six billion by the end of 2011.
With the help of Ericsson, Japan’s eAccess claims to be the first operator in the world to launch a Mixed Mode solution for WCDMA and LTE. Thanks to Ericsson's Mixed Mode solution, eAccess can use the same radio frequency band for both LTE and WCDMA services.