South Korean company LG announced that it will be launching its LTE TDD smartphones in six international markets, which will include India. LG said that it will be launching its Optimus G smartphone first in Saudi Arabia through Telecom operator Saudi Telecom company. Later on, the company plans to launch its LTE TDD-enabled phones in more markets, like North America, China, Australia and Japan.
LG first started testing the LTE TDD service in partnership with China Mobile at the Mobile World Congress 2013. Dr. Jong-seok Park, the president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications said, “LTE TDD is a superior alternative in some countries due to its flexibility in uploading and downloading content”.
Park also added that they are excited to offer to consumers LTE TDD capable smartphones which are based on their unparalleled know-how in 4G LTE technologies. With the commercial introduction, LG will build its expertise in 4G LTE by offering future device options with the help of its standards.
So far, 4G is not so popular in the Indian market and there is a very limited number of smartphones which support the 4G service. For this reason, the move by LG might be a good idea to address the gap in the market.