LTE's future: A scramble for spectrum, and creative data caps
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 11/05/2012 17:06
LTE is an amazing technology -- but spreading it across the world and letting smartphone owners use it to their hearts' content will be a major challenge on both technical and political fronts, a wireless technology researcher said at Interop Las Vegas.
Peter Rysavy of Rysavy Research has been studying the industry since 1994, when the first IP-based wireless technology, cellular digital packet data, was being deployed. Highly available wireless data services took a lot longer to come to fruition than people hoped in the early '90s, Rysavy said, but today's LTE networks are 1,000 times faster and 1,000 times less expensive per byte than that earlier technology.
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