Wireless broadband operator, Vividwireless, has joined the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI).
The company, which recently revealed plans to commence a TD-LTE rollout by the end of the year, said it would work with GTI on activities to promote the development of the 4G technology.
Vividwireless currently operates a WiMax network in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra.
But the company has since [[Artnid:375702|trialled|ComputerWorld] the potentially faster Time Division Duplex Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) technology with an eye to conducting a nationwide rollout.
The operator had been invited to join the GTI at the time of its foundation in February, and attended the first working meeting in China in early May, but has only now formally signed on as a member.
Other GTI members include China Mobile, Vodafone, India's Bharti Airtel and Japan's Softbank.
Vividwireless is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seven Group Holdings (ASX:SVW). The company first launched 4G services in March 2010.
SVW shares fell 0.11 per cent in Tuesday's trading to $8.920.