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(Credit: David Braue/ZDNet Australia)
Tucked into a conference room in this unassuming Port Melbourne office block is Ericsson's LTE Global Competence Centre. The centre includes a full installation of the same gear Ericsson has used in commercial deployments by TeliaSonera (Sweden & Norway), MetroPCS, AT&T and Verizon (USA) in a high-security equipment room somewhere on the premises. The gear has a small transmitter operating at very low power (limited by the government-granted scientific licence) providing LTE services around the room over 2.6GHz radio-frequency spectrum.