P1 appointed to TD-LTE steering committee
By Digital News Asia September 10, 2012
- Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) was founded by international mobile network operators
- P1 says will take lead in developing and promoting the technology in SEA
FOURTH-generation (4G) services provider Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P1) has been appointed to the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) steering committee, the decision-making board for the 4G TD-LTE technology global movement.
GTI was founded by international mobile network operators in February 2011 to meet the demands for growing mobile broadband and to explore new opportunities for TD-LTE (Time Division Long Term Evolution).
TD-LTE is a next-generation mobile telecommunications technology and standard first developed in China, and since 2007 adopted by others. The five founding members of GTI are China Mobile, US-based Clearwire, India’s Bharti Airtel, UK-based Vodafone and Softbank in Japan.
Craig Ehrlich, chairman of the GTI steering committee, said GTI aims to further bring together the leading operators to steer the TD-LTE ecosystem as a major standard in mobile broadband technology and drive early development of next generation mobile broadband networks.
In a statement, P1 chief executive officer Michael Lai (pic) said P1 would take the lead in the TD-LTE movement, particularly in South-East Asia.
“Since 2008, P1 has been working tirelessly to shape the 4G broadband industry first with WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access). Now, P1 joins the ranks among the highest decision-making board in TD-LTE technology,” he said.