The roadmap to LTE is beginning to take shape. Motorola announced today in a press release that it plans on its first commercial release of LTE solutions next year, and the release will include products for both the 700 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum. While LTE is not expected to be available from AT&T or Verizon until 2010/2011, Motorola plans to help get the infrastructure set up to make the transition to 4G as smooth as possible.
According to the press release, “We believe deploying LTE in the 700 MHz band is mandatory to meet the needs of wireless carriers in the U.S. market as well as a number of other countries globally,” said Darren McQueen, Motorola vice president, Wireless Broadband Access Technologies. “In addition, there is a clear demand for LTE in 2.6GHz spectrum band to meet the needs of GSM carriers that have already secured the spectrum in the global market.”
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