Operators From Both Sides To Cooperate For 4G
Jun 30, 2006, 2:26 PM by (staff)
Large national and international carriers are starting to cooperate to define a 4G cellular standard. The Next Generation Mobile Network Cooperation brings together GSM and CDMA operators from around the world to define the requirements for 4G networks. Founding members include Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN and Orange. NTT DoCoMo and China Mobile have also joined the group. The group is establishing a company in the UK that will begin development of a fully packet switched network in July. One of the technological goals for the group is to design a smooth transition from all 3G technologies including UMTS and EV-DO to the new standard. The group has a set 2010 as the launch date for commercial networks based on the new standard.
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The operators are sending a message to the vendors: "cut the crap or we will."
Their intent is to influence standards groups. I have not heard of an intent to actually start their own tech.
They could, however, do the latter by commercializing an existing tech and the two front runners have to be 802.16e and FLASH-OFDM. The latter is owned by qualcomm and Q is trying to standardize it in the 802.20 group.
802.l6e is already a standard; it just doesn't work and is no where near ready. Three to four years is enough time but frankly, 802.16e was rushed and...
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That seems like an unrealistic launch date
Invader J said:...
Oh man, if this means there's only be ONE standard worldwide (no more GSM or CDMA - just... umm... GSMDMA or something) that would be fantastic! Instead of having to swap out entire chipsets for different markets, y
i have not even had 3g yet and it already outdated
One 4G Device usable worldwide?
Sprint and Moto have already announced a trial this year. 4G is coming a lot sooner than 2010.
But it will be spectrum dependant. There will never be one frequency the world can agree on.