Friday, 17 November 2017

Mobile network evolution: How does UMA meet LTE?

By Steve Shaw, Kineto Wireless
Monday 13 October 08

Macro networks offer great opportunities for service delivery, but there are also many advantages in combining in-building networks with LTE deployment.

Long Term Evolution (LTE) may be closer than we think. LTE, the name for the mobile community’s next-generation broadband IP access network, evokes images of a distant, foreign land. Yet a report released by ABI Research in June 2008 projected 32 million subscribers will be using the technology by 2013, a mere five years from now. There is still a lot of work to do between now and then, but operators are moving quickly towards LTE. In fact, ABI Research Analyst Nadine Manjaro was recently quoted saying some operators may choose to bypass 3G and jump directly to LTE, putting increasing pressure on the vendor community to meet accelerated timelines. As an access network, LTE holds the promise of a true &lsquo…

Long Term Evolution (LTE) may be closer than we think. LTE, the name for the mobile community’s next-generation broadband IP access network, evokes images of a distant, foreign land. Yet a report released by ABI Research in June 2008 projected 32 million subscribers will be using the technology by 2013, a mere five years from now. There is still a lot of work to do between now and then, but operators are moving quickly towards LTE. In fact, ABI Research Analyst Nadine Manjaro was recently quoted saying some operators may choose to bypass 3G and jump directly to LTE, putting increasing pressure on the vendor community to meet accelerated timelines. As an access network, LTE holds the promise of a true &lsquo…

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