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Verizon's 4G Video Freeze Frame

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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[email protected] 1/30/2014 | 9:33:49 AM
Is this a first? I believe this might be the first ever time we have called out a 'bran muffin' on Light Reading...
DanJones 1/30/2014 | 9:53:55 AM
Re: Is this a first? Yeah, only mentioned muffins before, never bran muffins:

http://www.lightreading.com/mobilecon-2012-photos-dans-tour/a/d-id/698988
ktassin 1/30/2014 | 10:16:32 AM
Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame I like your photos; especially number 7 with the Sequans-powered LTE tablet in the Verizon Power House!

 
DanJones 1/30/2014 | 10:17:27 AM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame Yeah, Verizon said it was a custom device.
ktassin 1/30/2014 | 10:30:08 AM
Re: Verizon's 4G Freeze Frame Craig Miller can tell you all about it later today.
milan03 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! ;)
DanJones 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.
milan03 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.
DanJones 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 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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