Byambaa Davaakhuu, CEO, Ulusnet, Mongolia is discussing the challenges of migrating from WiMAX to LTE on Day Two of the LTE World Summit taking place on 24th-26th June at the Rai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ahead of the show we speak to him about what Ulusnet is working on with regard to LTE.
Please give me an update on where you are with your plans to move from WiMAX to LTE.
We are currently at the vendor selection part of the process and technically we are working on RF spectrum relocation. The co-existence of WiMAX and TD-LTE subscribers is going to be a challenge for us and we want to be sure to get it right.
How does your background in WiMAX affect your spectrum choices for LTE?
As a WiMAX operator we have 20Mhz at 2.5GHz and 50MHz at 3.5GHz, so we are well served there. The government not yet made a decision regarding the use of FDD LTE spectrum but probably 1800MHz will be assigned.
What impact do you think moving from WiMAX to LTE will have on your backhaul infrastructure?
As a subsidiary of a cellular operator the majority of sites have optical transmission for backhaul, which gives us great advantage on the market.
What do you think will be the most exciting development in LTE in 2013?
The most exciting developments will be the development of the eco-system for TD-LTE and use increased data throughput the use of LTE will bring.
Why is the LTE World Summit an important event for you to attend?
This event gives us a unique opportunity to see where the telecoms world is moving to and that’s why we need to be there.
The LTE World Summit, the premier 4G event for the telecoms industry, is taking place on the 24th-26th June 2013, at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands. Click here to download a brochure for the event.