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World’s First 4G LTE Technology Announced by Samsung

Sunday, October 25, 2009

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Samsung electronics announced to launch world’s first LTE (long-term evolution) device that will support LTE technology. It will be 4th generation wireless technology standard. Samsung is the world’s second largest mobile phone manufacturer. The company joined with Europe’s largest telecom company, TeliaSonera to provide terminals that use LTE.

This will be next-generation wireless technology equipped with WiMAX. Last year, TeliaSonera had more than 135 million subscribers and currently, it uses WCDMA, third-generation technology. If the deal with Samsung goes smoothly, TeliaSonera will begin the world’s first commercial use of this technology till next year.

LTE comes with bigger capacity and faster technology in comparison of third-generation mobile telecommunication networks. On this occasion, Jong-kyun who is the vice-president and head of the mobile communications division at Samsung Electronics said, “We are very pleased to be a part of commercializing LTE technology with TeliaSonera for the first time in the world along. This will be a crucial start in the future development of the telecommunications industry”. As per the statement of vice-president, the deal is also better for Samsung.

The terminal is a USB stick. It will be connected portable devices including a notebook computer. Users will be able to download a 700 megabit feature movie in just a minute. It will use company’s LTE modem chip that will be branded with Kalmia. It will support 2.6 GHz band.

The LTE is designed with the 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP). According to marketing analysts, market will grow about 71.8 million units by 2012 and 149.7 million units by 2013 for LTE devices. Already, Samsung Electronics was declared as first company in the world to commercialize WiMAX wireless broadband technology in 2007. The company has invested about 35% market share in the mobile WiMAX global market.

LTE by Samsung will bring next-generation technological revolution in telecom industry. For this device TeliaSonera and Samsung partnership will be also the biggest achievement in telecom industry.

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