With 213 LTE networks up and running, the 4G standard is quickly becoming the de facto mobile network across the globe, promising faster data speeds, more device choices, and exciting new applications. But the wireless operators' work is far from over.
Operators are looking for a combination of small cells, WiFi, data optimization, spectrum acquisition, and other techniques to cope with the continuous growth in data and evolving customer demands. What mix of technology is most important depends on whom you ask. (See Qualcomm: Small Cells Key for 1000x Capacity and Top 10 Carrier WiFi Worries .)
Join Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown and the editors of Light Reading in a LIVE CHAT on Wednesday, September 11, at 12 noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT) to discuss how wireless operators are improving and evolving their LTE networks and what it means to their customers. We'll look at how the networks are deployed affects the provisioning of high-quality data services and how operators are working to continuously improve the user experience.
Brown, a mobile infrastructure and services specialist, will be able to share his professional experience testing EE 's LTE service in the UK and his personal experience considering which operator to sign up with now that the country has more choices to consider. (See What 4G for Me?)
We'll also chat about the 4G LTE roadmap, including operators' plans for voice-over-LTE, LTE-Advanced, and new services.
Bring your questions about the LTE state of play and any personal experiences you may want to share. We hope to see you there on Wednesday.
- GSA Says 213 LTE Networks Now Live Worldwide
- 4G LTE Breakthrough for Alcatel-Lucent
- Fall Into 4G: LTE State-of-Play in the USA
- Mobile Migraine: Carrier Aggregation Roaming
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, Light Reading