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LTE may score over WiMAX in broadband race
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Quote:With major players like Mukesh Ambani-owned Infotel Broadband, Aircel and Qualcomm putting their weight behind TD-LTE, WiMAX may lose out in the race to make broadband-starved India a power to reckon with.

Both Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex (TD-LTE) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) are broadband wireless access (BWA) technologies. In the recently-concluded BWA auction (which allows operators to use either TD-LTE or WiMAX in the 2.3 GHz spectrum), Infotel Broadband — in which Reliance Industries bought 95 per cent stake — was the only pan-India winner. Aircel won in eight circles, while Tikona Digital got the spectrum in five circles.

Sundip Das, CEO of Maxis Communications which owns majority stake in Aircel, is categorical. He says: “We will go for LTE, as it is a robust technology being used by a lot of operators.”

A Reliance Industries spokesperson declined to comment on the choice of the technology. However, people close to the development say while RIL is exploring both technologies, it is veering in favour of TD-LTE as a long-term technology. In a recent presentation to analysts, RIL pointed out the advantages of TD-LTE, talking about commitments made by over 110 networks in 48 countries which have committed to LTE. It says by end-2010, 22 networks will be launched commercially across the world.

“The entire BWA industry in India will coalesce around the TD-LTE platform. One compelling trigger is RIL's expressed intent to partake TD-LTE as a technology platform. Given that RIL, with its pan-India licence will exert a bias on the evolution of BWA industry as a whole, it is natural that RIL's competitor will have to contend RIL's strategy,” says Alok Shende, principal analyst, Ascentius Consulting. Telecom analyst Mahesh Uppal concurs with this line of thought: “It's probably a death blow to WiMAX. With Reliance likely to choose LTE, it has determined the way technology will evolve in India, as there is no support for WiMAX at that scale.”

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