Mobile speed: Ericsson LTE demo photos

Mobile speed: Ericsson LTE demo photos

Summary: Everyone's talking about mobile. They want to access the internet while they're on the go, and they want it to be fast. Ericsson is one of a swathe of vendors conducting trials for the next generation of mobile technology — Long Term Evolution (LTE).

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  • (Credit: David Braue/ZDNet Australia)

    Again, location and IMS capabilities could be used to find the nearest crew to a breaking news story, then assign them jobs directly to their wirelessly-connected terminals.

  • (Credit: David Braue/ZDNet Australia)

    In another experiment, Ericcson researchers fitted a number of road bicycles with purpose-built computers that conveyed details on the bike's location, as well as riders' vital signs such as pulse rate and oxygen saturation. Coaches were able to monitor two teams of athletes, and communicate with them, at every point in the race (represented by the teams' red and blue lines on the map), using only LTE coverage.

  • (Credit: David Braue/ZDNet Australia)

    Telstra and Optus are still in early-phase LTE trials, but TeliaSonera is proceeding aggressively to extend the footprint of its commercial network. Plans include a dual-mode plan combining 3G HSPA coverage with 4G "add-on" at AU$55/month for 16Mbps service and 20GB/month, or a high-end business plan offering 80Mbps speeds, 30GB/month for AU$90/month.

Topics: Mobility, Legal, Networking

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  • So why was it we needed the NBN again? Proof wireless will be our solution whether the government wants it or not!
    schneider82
  • LTE will be ubiquitous in a couple of years.... and with (already available) USB tethering and Mobile Access Point on 4G smartphones there will be less need for separate WiFi in the home, particularly with multiple mobile services in the same house.

    The market will speak and it won't be saying fixed fibre services, which will be superseded for residential use even before it takes off.
    FiberLover
  • Yes, in a couple of years, like we have been hearing for a couple of years and a couple of years before that...

    So let's just put the NBN off until LTE is ready then eh? Even if it's a couple more years than that couple of years and the couple of years previous to those couple...!

    Ah but wait, by then RLTE (Really long term evolution) will be available in a couple of years, so we'll wait for that too, it may be a couple of more years though? And then RELTE (really extra....) seriously...!
    RS-ef540
  • oh, you mean like the 007 carphone network, AMPS, GSM, HSPA, HSPA+... yep, one day they'll get here.
    FiberLover
  • Gee it must be nice to sleep on a bed of money you can just throw at wireless internet. I can't even afford the crappy 3g services they currently offer, how long until LTE would be come an affordable replacement to ADSL2+?
    m00nh34d
  • Wireless Internet is a premium product which is extremely popular, accordingly price isn't dropping off that fast, but the price per GB is dropping. LTE may come in with an additional premium over the top or 'normal' 3G+ will drop in price whilst LTE is rolled out.

    Singtel Optus, Telstra and VHA are all testing now, so there will be plenty of competition.
    FiberLover
  • Yes Phill just like 007... yawn!
    RS-ef540