The Battle of Unlicensed Spectrum: LTE-U versus Carrier Wi-Fi

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2Q 2014 | IN-1019265

 

LTE-U to Be Debated Again This June

NEWS


Since its introduction by Qualcomm in December last year, LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) has been generating discussions within the mobile network industry. The topic had been visited in the last 3GPP plenary meeting in March this year and created a heated debate of mixed views from opposers and supporters. This led to another dedicated workshop to be held on June 13 with 91 participants from lead operators, vendors, and industry groups to attempt to answer remaining questions and create a road map for the technology in 3GPP future work.

Unlicensed Spectrum Needs to Be Utilized for Heterogeneous Network

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LTE-U’s supporting argument is built on the increasing need for additional spectrum to support growing data demand. The use of unlicensed spectrum was adopted by many...

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