August 7, 2013
When the wireless operators have LTE-Advanced networks up and running, LG Electronics Inc.'s new G2 smartphone will be ready to jump on.
The new device, unveiled on Wednesday, includes Qualcomm Inc.'s Snapdragon 800 processor. The chipmaker says it's capable of "fully integrated connectivity with a wide variety of communication options, including 4G LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation." The G2's biggest handset rival, the Samsung Corp. Galaxy S4 LTE-A offered by SK Telecom on its LTE-Advanced network, also uses the Snapdragon chipset.
LTE-Advanced is defined by the 3GPP as Release 10 of the 4G specs for faster speeds and more a more efficient, reliable network. It's made up of a number of features, of which carrier aggregation is the most commonly deployed. (See Why You Should Care About LTE-Advanced (Eventually).)
Except LTE-Advanced is not commonly deployed at all yet, especially in the U.S. The U.S. operators T-Mobile US, Sprint Corp. and AT&T Inc. have all promised deployments this year. (See T-Mobile To Debut LTE-A 'Features' in 2013, Sprin Plans LTE-Advanced Launch in 2013 and Carriers Are a Mixed Bag on LTE-Advanced.)
The LG G2 will launch first in South Korea, then in Europe and the U.S. with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, which hasn't said when it will launch LTE-Advanced, in the coming months.
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, Light Reading>
About the Author(s)
You May Also Like
T-Mobile, Verizon disclose FWA usage statsSep 28, 2023
New telco demand for no 6G hardware refresh will rattle vendorsSep 27, 2023
MWC Las Vegas – We don't have time for open RANSep 28, 2023
MWC Las Vegas 2023 – In black and whiteSep 29, 2023
SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Going to 10G & BeyondJul 26, 2023
Cable Next-Gen Business Services Digital Symposium 2023Jul 26, 2023
SCTE® LiveLearning for Professionals Webinar™ Series: Priming the Pump for Next-Gen PONJul 26, 2023
Open RAN Evolution Digital Symposium Day 2Jul 26, 2023