4G Construction Will Be Included in Overall Development Planning of Districts and Counties of Chongqing Municipality
On October 21, according to report of Chongqing Communication Administration, the office of the municipal government issued the Notice for Propelling TD-LTE Construction and Development in Chongqing (hereafter referred to as the Notice), to declare that Chongqing will work hard to build up the first-class TD-LTE network of China.
TD-LTE, which is predominantly developed by China, is the forth generation mobile communication technology with proprietary intellectual property rights. The theoretical download speed of TD-LTE network is more than 100Mb.
In accordance with requirements of the Notice, nearly 10,000 TD-LTE base stations are planned to be built in Chongqing, which will cover the entire city proper and the urban area of all districts and counties (autonomous counties). The 4G construction is to be included in Overall Development Planning of all districts and counties of Chongqing. Communal facilities will be open to serve the construction of 4G base stations and 4G products are to be included in the government procurement scope.
It is reported by Chongqing Communication Administration that Chongqing will further promote the service capacity of wireless broadband network by relying on confluent development of 3G, 4G network and wireless local area network. In urban areas, emphasis will be placed on the large-scale distribution of 4G network, which is aimed at achieving mobile communication accessibility of seamless coverage and with 3G and 4G network as supplement for each other; while in rural areas, expansive coverage of 3G network shall be properly implemented to extend the coverage area of mobile network.
According to the plan, there will be 30000 newly-built 3G and 4G base stations all over Chongqing by 2015. At that time, 4G network coverage will be primarily achieved in urban areas above the county level and 3G network coverage will be implemented at all the towns and key administrative villages. Based on such plan, there will be 15 million 3G and 4G users in Chongqing.