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LG, Nortel Acheive CDMA-LTE Handover

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Aug 25, 2009, 8:58 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

LG and Nortel have successfully demonstrated the world's first live handoff of an active data session while moving between CDMA and LTE networks. The demonstration used Nortel network gear and a near-commercial LG data modem. The technology is expected to deployed by carriers such as Verizon Wireless, allowing users to move seamlessly between new LTE coverage areas and CDMA EVDO-only coverage areas without dropping their data connection. LTE will offer higher data rates than current CDMA EVDO networks. LG developed its prototype "M13" LTE/CDMA data modem in collaboration with Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm, and plans to bring a similar product to market in 2010.

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Aug 26, 2009, 8:45 AM


anyone know speeds of data on lte? if so please post, with link to back it up. Thanks!
“The typical user will experience between 2 Mbps and 10 Mbps when the sector is fully loaded,” said Kyei. “This is far higher than the few hundred kbps with HSPA under similar conditions.”

Testing has already yeilded speeds...
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