AT&T’s LTE Multicast to Go Live in 2015

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3Q 2014 | IN-1020049

The Advent of LTE Multicast


AT&T will roll out LTE Broadcast technology, also known as LTE Multicast, by the end of 2015. This information was revealed by AT&T’s Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey during the Oppenheimer Technology, Internet, and Communications Conference. The company is expected to offer multicast capabilities on a targeted basis next year, beginning with areas that are ready for immediate deployment, in a move that could indicate a potential shift to "limited cable TV" service via mobile devices. LTE Multicast utilizes evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS) and enables the same content to be transmitted to a huge number of users at the same time. This in turns leads to a more efficient use of network resources as compared with individual users requesting the same content and then having the same content be broadcast to each user.

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