This new report incorporates data and analysis from GSA's Evolution to LTE report (published July 11, 2012) and Status of the LTE Ecosystem report (published July 3, 2012) and summarizes LTE TDD operator commitments, trials, studies, network deployments, commercial launches, and spectrum developments worldwide, and LTE TDD user devices availability. Available for www.gsacom.com registered site users to download.
The largest contiguous bands are at 2.3 GHz (100 MHz, band 40) and within the 2.6 GHz (band 38). China also has band 39 (1880-1920 MHz). LTE TDD system is being deployed using 2496-2690 MHz (band 41) in USA. UK Broadband is deploying its LTE TDD system in 124 MHz of spectrum in 3.4-3.6 GHz (band 42).
9 commercial LTE TDD systems are launched (by July 11)
38 LTE TDD network deployments, trials, studies activities worldvide.
68 user devices can operate in the LTE TDD mode
- 2300 MHz band 40 - 53 devices
- 2600 MHz band 38 - 59 devices
- 2600 MHz band 41 - 5 devices
19 FDD 800/1800/2600 FDD LTE devices also support LTE TDD band 38 (2.6 GHz)