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mhhf1ve
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mhhf1ve,
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1/7/2015 | 4:39:28 PM
what's necessary on the consumer hardware side?
Does this tech require new hardware for consumer devices? I've read that LTE-U spectrum could effectively double the bandwidth that wireless carriers can offer -- though unreliably because of interference issues. If every carrier starts using this, the benefits might not be as impressive.
MordyK
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MordyK,
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1/6/2015 | 9:55:33 PM
Re: Ericsson & LTE-U
The Wi-Fi ecosystem is here to stay, but the role of the carriers is what I question for the same reasons you outlined.
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pzernik,
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1/6/2015 | 8:24:07 PM
Re: Ericsson & LTE-U
WiFi weakens a carriers abiity to monitize data/application useage so it's a slam dunk the'll support this.  Only the realities of consumer acceptance, device support and cost to deploy this technology could get in the way.
MordyK
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MordyK,
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1/5/2015 | 6:23:50 PM
Re: Ericsson & LTE-U
aside for the fact that non-LTE devices pretty much use Wi-Fi as the standard connectivity package, which will be a barrier for LTE-U on those device classes. I never understood why carriers have been investing in Wi-Fi instead of something like this in the LTE family, which uses the same infrastructure, and really only needs incremental RF costs.
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sarahthomas1011,
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1/5/2015 | 12:54:33 PM
Ericsson & LTE-U
More traction for LTE-U today: Ericsson announced a $2,000 device that it will incorporate to Radio Dot for LTE-U at the small cell level. I think we'll see the most traction for the technology in small cells like this.


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