- Launch of LTE-A in China Augers Well for Domestic Chinese OEMs and Chips
BOSTON, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch of LTE-A with carrier aggregation in China this year will put mobile phones and chipsets from China on a strong competitive footing in global markets against today's top-selling, global smartphone and chipset brands, concludes Strategy Analytics in the report "China to Lead Global Carrier Aggregation in 2016." The report from the Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Components (RFWC), and Wireless Network and Platforms (WNP) advisory services, predicts rapid growth in LTE-A devices and radio chipsets made in China this year as wireless operators move to carrier aggregation for higher capacity and data speeds.
Guang Yang, Senior Analyst, said "China Mobile has the lead in LTE, and has quite a bit of spectrum in B41 available for carrier aggregation. China Telcom and China Unicom have started to roll out LTE in FDD bands, and carrier aggregation will be a big part of their strategy to attract LTE customers and compete with China Mobile this year and next."
Christopher Taylor, Director of the RF & Wireless Components advisory service, added "Qualcomm was the main supplier of cellular radio chipsets that supported carrier aggregation in 2014, but this year HiSilicon, Spreadtrum, Intel, LG, Marvell, MediaTek, and Samsung have announced new LTE chipsets that support high data rates through carrier aggregation. This will give domestic Chinese phone OEMs a wider choice of chipsets and price-points for serving both the domestic and export markets."
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