China Mobile Hong Kong, subsidiary of the world's largest mobile operator China Mobile Ltd (CHL), has selected Ericsson (ERIC) to expand their commercial LTE network with TD-LTE, or LTE TDD, in Hong Kong. Ericsson is already the sole supplier for China Mobile Hong Kong's LTE FDD network. Together the companies will now build a converged LTE FDD/TDD network. Leveraging on the advantage of the LTE FDD installed base, Ericsson will also upgrade the operator's existing Evolved Packet Core, or EPC, network. China Mobile Hong Kong launched LTE FDD mobile data services in April this year. Now it plans to launch a TD-LTE network according to 3GPP standards, complementing its existing LTE FDD network. The converged LTE FDD/TDD network will be launched as early as the fourth quarter, when devices that support both modes become available in larger volumes.
Happy demi-anniversary, stock market rally. Will the honeymoon ever end?