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Interview: Shi Lirong of ZTE

29 September 2010

Mobile data demand will expand market for TDD, says ZTE head

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The new head of ZTE, Shi Lirong, believes the industry is recognising the potential of China’s home-grown versions of 3G and 4G technology, which will be in demand as operators struggle to supply mobile broadband services
Shi Lirong: innovative software-defined radio is a unified
platform for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE 
The new president and CEO of ZTE is enthusiastic about the future of China’s home-grown version of 3G mobile technology — and its LTE upgrade — as a way of tackling the huge strain that data services are putting on mobile networks.
Shi Lirong, the 46-year-old telecommunications engineer who took over at the top of ZTE at the end of March 2010, believes that many of the 500 operators that already have time-division duplex spectrum will consider migrating to the TD version of LTE.