SOURCE: ST-Ericsson

November 10, 2010 04:11 ET

ST-Ericsson and Nokia Join Forces to Drive TD-LTE in China

BEIJING--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) - ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, and Nokia, the world's leading provider of mobile devices and solutions are developing pioneering TD-LTE demonstration devices for China Mobile.

At the Shanghai Expo, Nokia and ST-Ericsson demonstrated video streaming and other multimedia services on a TD-LTE Nokia Booklet containing ST- Ericsson's M700 TD-LTE modem. ST-Ericsson's LTE modems, which can download data at speeds of up to 100 Mbps, enable mobile subscribers to enjoy high-definition video streaming, video conferencing, online gaming, rapid file transfers and other demanding multimedia services.

China Mobile is trialing TD-LTE. Globally the technology is referred to as LTE TDD, which has a wide interest from operators around the world.

"Although LTE is still in its infancy, this sophisticated technology has the potential to bring a raft of compelling high-speed multimedia services to hundreds of millions of consumers all over the world," said Heikki Koivu, Vice President, TD-SCDMA Business Team, Nokia. "Our co-operation with ST- Ericsson will enable us to demonstrate LTE capable devices and experiences as TD-LTE is developing towards commercial maturity"

"After driving development of both LTE and TD-based mobile technology for several years we are now ready to supply market-leading TD-LTE solutions," said Pascal Langlois, Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of ST- Ericsson. "Our co-operation with Nokia, the world's number one mobile phone supplier, will strengthen our ability to support mobile operators deploying LTE."

Notes to Editors

Nokia and ST-Ericsson announced a partnership in late 2009 in the TD-SCDMA market, which has since resulted in the launch of several devices in China.

About ST-Ericsson

ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a complete portfolio of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless semiconductor solutions across the broad spectrum of mobile technologies. The company is a leading supplier to the top handset manufacturers and ST-Ericsson's products and technologies enable more than half of all phones in use today. The company generated pro-forma sales of about USD 2.7 billion in 2009. ST-Ericsson was established as a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson in February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on ST-Ericsson is available at www.stericsson.com.

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