LTE: The vision beyond 3G

10 Jun 2008

Although 3G technologies deliver significantly higher bit rates than 2G technologies and contribute to ARPU growth for wireless data services, there is still more opportunity for wireless operators to capitalize on the ever-increasing demand for 'wireless broadband', even lower latency and multi-megabit throughput.

Consequently, there is an expanding revenue opportunity from a growing pool of underserved consumers that can only be satisfied with next generation networks. The solution is LTE, the next-generation network beyond 3G.

In addition to enabling fixed to mobile migrations of Internet applications such as VoIP, video streaming, music downloading, mobile TV and many others, LTE networks will also provide the capacity to support an explosion in demand for connectivity from a new generation of consumer devices tailored to those new mobile applications.

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