On February 25th, 2014, Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) will launch the LTE TDD/FDD International Summit at the 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) to be held in Barcelona from February 24th to 27th. The year of 2014 is the 3rd anniversary of GTI and also considered as the new epoch for 4G global scale commercialization. The summit will witness in-depth discussions on the latest progressions and status quos of 4G commercialization, new technologies, application, market trends and business models of mobile Internet industry in the era of 4G, to drive global large scale deployment of TD-LTE.
This summit will convene over 500 attendees, including Mr. Craig Ehrlich, Chairman of Steering Committee， GTI, Mr. Shang Bing, Vice Minister, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China, Ms. Anne Bouverot, Drector General, GSMA, Mr. Li Yue, President of China Mobile, Gopal Vittal, Managing Director & CEO (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel, Mr. Mathew Oommen, President of Strategy, Network and Products, Reliance Jio Infocomm(RJIL), Steve Pusey, Group Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Group, Steven Elfman, President of Network, Technology and Operations, Sprint, as well as other guests from global operators, leading OEMs and influential international telecommunications organizations, who will share their latest progressions and development strategies for a good preparation for global scale commercialization of TDD.
China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile phone operators by subscribers, will announce its next generation RCS whitepaper, the latest progressions and plans for 4G commercialization in China, the first TD-LTE roaming agreement with Korean Telecom (KT) and make an interactive, dynamic presentation of VoLTE in collaboration with Reliance Jio InfocommReliance Industries Limited during the MWC.
Globally rapid development of 4G commercialization makes this summit a hot spot. Representatives from more than 90 international operators, including Bharti, Relliance and Sprint, will share their TD-LTE deployment plans in the coming year and product progressions and roadmaps, and give suggestions on the further development of TD-LTE. Besides, a wide range of multi-mode multi-band terminal products including 5-mode 13-band smart phones will be displayed at the summit.
In addition, a ceremony for the 3rd anniversary of GTI will be launched during the summit. Jointly founded by 5 leading international mobile network operators in 2011, GTI has become a leading platform to advocate cooperation among global operators to promote global deployment and commercialization of TD-LTE. GTI now has 73 partners and 100 operator members and with 28 commercial TD-LTE networks worldwide, playing a significant role in driving global deployment of TD-LTE and fast progressions of relevant technologies, products, business and service applications.
Mobile World Congress (MWC) is an annual combination of the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry sponsored by GSMA. The first edition of MWC was held in Madrid, Spain. MWC was once migrated to Cannes in French and settled in Barcelona, Spain since 2007.