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First Real World LTE Tests Reach Speeds Over 100 Mbps

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Dec 27, 2007, 6:42 PM   by Eric Lin
updated Dec 27, 2007, 8:21 PM

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.

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Dec 28, 2007, 1:22 AM

as usual Verizon Wireless makes the right decision

this is exciting Smile
It'll be good for Verizon to join in with the rest of the world, and have true global compatibility once they get off CDMA2000/ANSI platform.

Dec 28, 2007, 11:08 AM

i know

its a long ways away but those speeds are good. if you think about it besides games and dwnloading movies there aren't a lot of things needing even half that speed
True ... those are fast speeds ... but perhaps its like having a 500hp car ... it's only good on the Autobahn, otherwise it's pretty much useless?
The devices are never developed before the technology.

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.

Think abou...
thats the same thing that probably people thought in the 90's.. why need this interconnected network.. maybe things will start moving on to the wireless world and you have mobile servers spitting out the services previously confined to the server farm...
Good luck getting that kind of throughput on the internet during day-to-day operations. Im sure by the time LTE is in the hands the consumer, this will change though.
a long ways away, huh? Well, who knows what 2010 will bring, but real world end user speeds of over a 100mbps, I don't see that before 2012, I really don't especially in the U.S.

Dec 27, 2007, 7:40 PM


what speed does a normal aircard run?
The normal speed for an EDGE data card runs anywhere from 118kbs (kilobytes per second) to up to 400kbs. Mind you this is on EDGE. A 3G data card runs about 1.8MBS (Megabytes per second) to 3.6MBS

Dec 28, 2007, 10:57 AM


I haven't forgotten how you said VZW made a mistake by not going with UMB. Did UMB have any real world trial results?
dude, i havent heard from nextel 18 in like a few years
Im sure VZW would have bought into UMB if the hardware actually existed.
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