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3GPP Approves LTE Specification

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Jan 22, 2008, 8:54 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

A final set of specifications for Long Term Evolution has been approved by the 3GPP. LTE, which uses OFDM and advanced antenna technologies such as Multiple Input Multiple Output, is the next evolutionary step in the HSPA technology path. LTE will enable downlink peak speeds of 326 Mbps and uplink peak speeds of 86 Mbps, both with 20 MHz of bandwidth. It also reduces latency to a 10-millisecond round trip between handsets and the base station. So far Verizon Wireless is the only U.S. network operator to formally declare LTE as its 4G technology of choice.

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Pink Jazz

Jan 22, 2008, 3:33 PM

LTE only for Verizon - WRONG!

Verizon is NOT the only carrier who has announced they intend on using LTE. AT&T has announced it several months earlier. However, AT&T did state that they may use WiMAX for backhaul, so maybe that is where the confusion lies.
Either way , Verizon will find a way to lock the hole thing down . Im not buying this open network crap from Verizon. We all know Verizon better than that. Its always nice to announce an open network when there are NO unbranded phones available for th...
With all the information that's out there about this and the other 4G technologies, it will be interesting when they do roll out. Seeing specs on paper and testing is one thing, but actual performance on the nationwide networks is another. Hopefully i...
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