Trai for adoption of FDD technology for premium 4G services

Some Indian operators have launched 4G services using the LTE-TDD, while in other parts of the world FDD-LTE is the predominant technology for 4G services.

Updated: Mar 19, 2013, 23:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on Tuesday recommended that the government adopt FDD technology for 700 Mhz band, considered a premium spectrum band, for 4G services.

Some Indian operators have launched 4G services using the LTE-TDD, while in other parts of the world FDD-LTE is the predominant technology for 4G services.

Experts had said both LTE-TDD and FDD are only variants.

"...Authority recommends that APT700 band plan should be adopted for the 700 MHz spectrum band (698-806 MHz) with FDD based 2x45 MHz frequency arrangement," Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said.

The regulator had evaluated suggestions from various interested parties.

PTI