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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Is LTE the Next Big Wireless Technology?

A high-speed wireless technology that is still in development promises to make mobile Web surfing about four times faster.Several big operators recently said they will build networks using an emerging technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE).

LTE promises to make everything from mobile-video sharing to music downloads speedier, but it may not show a visible boost in sales for the network equipment industry any time soon as the first networks are not expected for two years and many operators will wait longer, until the technology matures.

Godfrey Chua, a network equipment analyst at research firm IDC said that even if many operators start LTE services in 2010, the technology would still only serve to help stop the industry from declining rather than create a massive growth spike.

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