Recap: Next-Gen LTE
LTE Advances in Parallel to 5G Development
Our Infrastructure Forum: Next-Gen LTE meeting at Marvell Semiconductor (5/11) kicked off with a thoughtful analysis from Michael Thelander, President of Signals Research Group, who exhibited an historical timeline of observed data rates over the past 12 years (vs. advertised) along with a Name-That-Technology quiz demonstrating that 4G will continue to deliver value for years to come.
Our keynote speaker, Rasmus Hellberg of Qualcomm underscored Thelander’s thoughts by highlighting that more than a billion subscribers are using LTE / LTE Advanced with more than 90 commercial LTE Cat-6 network launches in 50+ countries. LTE Advance Pro pushes advance capabilities to the market today in parallel with 5G development: Carrier Aggregation evolution, LTE in unlicensed spectrums, TDD/FDD evolution & many more antennas. His talk ended with a presentation of new and evolving use cases.
We were pleased to introduced to a packed house panelists from Marvell (Greg Lewis), Intel (Amresh Singh), Huawei (Jason Chen), and Nokia (Hossein Molin) who as a group discussed the pros and cons of 4G evolution and 5G development.
Our meeting ended with Rapid Fire presentations by startups 2600Hz, Phluido, Silexica, Atimba, Compass.to, Key2Mobile and Expeto.
Thank you to our sponsor Qualcomm, and to demo-tablers NetNumber, Azimuth, Compass.to.