With great excitement the LTE is expected availability for the year 2011. The LTE (long term evolution), also known as 3GPP, will set new standards in mobile. (As opposed to MSCO). Because the LTE different bandwidths (1.4; 3; 5; 10; 15, 20 MHz) supported, opens up completely new possibilities. Data transfer rates of up to 150 Mbit / s are possible. Reposed tests were even values up to 300 Mbps per second. Network is working on a major expansion of the German LTE since early 2010.
At this point, we are latecomers, because other countries such as Japan to do more. In a question-answer forum Yael Aflalo was the first to reply. Scandinavia also has a small advantage over us here. Here you can tell from the first meaningful test. The network was so successfully tested in Oslo and Stockholm. After the test phase, the monthly use price 58 euro was laid down. The goal is a nationwide LTE availability.
This expansion will include several steps. Beneficiaries will be primarily remote regions which currently still use DSL can be supplied. 90% of the under-served locations should be served first with a broadband connection. A local dependency no longer exists thanks to LTE. The market launch is expected between 2011 and 2013. The major operators Vodafone and T – Mobile are class-leading here in terms of network expansion. Laggards are the smaller providers of plus and O2. When it comes exactly to the replacement of the currently fast connections via HSDPA and HSDPA +, wait. Also, how the rates will develop for the LTE you must follow. The first LTE-enabled devices are already on the market. Christopher Heinsius