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Verizon has set up a massive tent in a freezing New York City to show off its LTE multicast video capabilities.
SlideshowVerizon's 4G Video Freeze Frame
Dan Jones
1/30/2014
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Verizon Wireless is demonstrating its multicast LTE video for Super Bowl week in Times Square in New York City.

The operator has set up shop in a big -- and thankfully heated -- tent in Bryant Park on 6th Avenue between 41st and 42nd Street to show off some coming attractions. The operator is expecting that the LTE network will be ready and devices will be available to support high-quality one-to-many video broadcasts in the second half of the year.

See some of the frozen video moments by clicking on the image below:

Callin' From The Power House
Verizon came to play -- video, that is.
Verizon came to play -- video, that is.

The Verizon Power House is now open to the public for next few days.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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DanJones
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DanJones,
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1/30/2014 | 4:46:54 PM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame
I asked a Verizon rep and she said it had been "mis-reported" about the launch for Superbowl, he'd said it would be a great place to show off LTE multicast not launch it per see. I wasn't actually at CES 2013 so I'm sure what Lowell McAdam actually said, let me know if you find a video or a transcript somewhere...
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milan03,
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1/30/2014 | 4:41:29 PM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame
So that basically means that user equipment manufacturers that are using the lastest Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processors are actually ready for LTE Broadcast, but it's Verizon Wireless that missed the projected launch. 

CES 2013 is when they announced LTE Broadcast for SuperBowl 2014.
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DanJones,
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1/30/2014 | 4:38:07 PM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame
Yeah, first launches will happen on the East & West coast in 2H2014. Two suppliers with compatible chips right now, Qualcomm & Sequans, AlcaLu supplied the network gear needed for EMBS in this Superbowl demo.
milan03
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milan03,
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1/30/2014 | 4:34:26 PM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame
It's the regular Galaxy Note 3 with tweaked firmware/radio and middleware. Koreans just launched LTE Broadcast last week using similar setup, and first capable device is the existing Galaxy Note 3 after the firmware update and middleware download.
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DanJones,
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1/30/2014 | 10:46:59 AM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame
I believe it had been altered with a different modem onboard too. Should find out more today.
milan03
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milan03,
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1/30/2014 | 10:44:46 AM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame
They're demoing LTE Broadcast on "modified" Galaxy Note 3, right? That's a commercially available device. I have one, except mine can't do eMBMS, which tells me one thing...

Verizon just missed their scheduled LTE Broadcast launch because they've failed to push out firmware OTA and middleware LTE Broadcast software to their existing and commercially available doevices. OEM's aren't the issue here.
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DanJones,
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1/30/2014 | 10:33:44 AM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame
Yeah, seems like the devices and the network weren't there yet.
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milan03,
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1/30/2014 | 10:32:32 AM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame
What's shady is that Verizon's commercial launch was suppose to happen during this year's SuperBowl.. At least that's what they've commited to more than a year ago during CES 2013. And they don't have a single commercial device properly firmware updated for LTE Broadcast, not even middleware software is available to download.

Bah... sorry for ranting. I'll stop by the booth today and tell them all! ;)
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1/30/2014 | 10:30:08 AM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame
Craig Miller can tell you all about it later today.
DanJones
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DanJones,
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1/30/2014 | 10:17:27 AM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame
Yeah, Verizon said it was a custom device.
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