LG, Nortel Acheive CDMA-LTE Handover
Aug 25, 2009, 8:58 PM by Rich Brome
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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