First Real World LTE Tests Reach Speeds Over 100 Mbps
Nokia Siemens Networks have just completed their first real-world tests of a trial Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. LTE networks have been chosen as the next step in GSM, following UMTS and HSPA. A trial network was set up in Berlin on 2.6 GHz spectrum as testers with data cards drove cars around within a 1 km radius of the test cell. Test subjects were able to maintain speeds of 100 Mbps with peak rates of 173 Mbps. Nokia Siemens networks will set up additional test sites in metro areas throughout Germany in 2008 using test licenses the company has acquired.
AT&T Shows Off '5G Evolution' Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router, what it calls the first 5G evolution mobile hotspot. The device supports AT&T's test 5G networks in select markets, such as Austin, Texas, and AT&T's existing LTE 4G network everywhere else.
Verizon Claims Real-World Speed of 953 Mbps in LTE-LAA Trial
Verizon Wireless says it has attained peak download speeds as high as 953 Mbps in a field test conducted on Boca Raton, Fla. The test was completed with commercially available equipment from Ericsson and Qualcomm using Verizon's cell tower and backhaul.
T-Mobile Hits 741 Mbps with LTE-LAA, Deploys LTE-U
T-Mobile today said it, too, has successfully tested LTE-LAA in real-world trials. The company claims its LTE-LAA tests reached 741 Mbps in and around Los Angeles.
AT&T to Test '5G' In the Field with Intel
AT&T today announced an expansion of its 5G trials with its first business customer. Intel has agreed to test AT&T's mmWave technology at its own Austin-based offices.
T-Mobile Claims LTE-A Lab Downloads Reach 1.175 Gbps
T-Mobile and its technology partners Nokia and Qualcomm today said they've reached peak download speeds in excess of 1.175 Gbps using LTE-A equipment in a lab. In order to reach these speeds, T-Mobile and its partners used the "4.9G" Nokia AirScale Base Station together with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem mobile test device.
as usual Verizon Wireless makes the right decision
If the technology exist to offer such speeds, then the devices will start getting fancier.
Think about actual video messaging instead of the crap we call video messaging today.