ZTE expands R&D team by 900, focusing on TD-LTE development

In a sure sign that LTE is gaining momentum, Chinese handset maker ZTE has hired 900 additional developers to focus on TD-LTE technology. The company is also investing  Rmb 6 billion ($875 million) to build an R&D and production facility in Xian, China that will develop the LTE technology behind future 4G handsets. Using its already 2,000 member strong team of current GSM/CDMA/3G developers and an infusion of research funds, ZTE expects to commercialize, on a small scale, FDD-LTE technology by the end of 2009 and TD-LTE  by 2010. With the first live test of LTE deemed a success and now a handset maker jumping onboard in a big way, LTE is starting to get interesting!

[via Tech-On!]

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