Why will TD-LTE be the best option, in most cases, for the next generation of cellular networks?
The most important issue is this: TD-LTE was developed by China Mobile to upgrade their totally screwed-up 3G system mandated to them by the People's Republic of China.
Because of their lousy 3G system, China Mobile is DETERMINED to NOT get left behind in 4G. Spreading TD-LTE throughout the world is a HUGE priority -- he who has the most subscribers gets the lowest-cost handsets and digital devices.
And, in turn, he who has the most digital devices to connect with the network GETS the most subscribers-- it’s the yin-and-yang of the mobile broadband business.
All of which is why ChinaTel Group Inc. ($CHTL.PK) and their partner ZTE are the PERFECT partners for China Mobile and TD-LTE: They are the low-cost network developers AND low-cost 10G mobile data plan provider.
So, what is this technology, exactly? Here's a great TD-LTE primer from our friends at GoingLTE.com.