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February 17, 2009

Nortel and LG Deliver International LTE Mobile Video Call


Nortel LTE (News - Alert) infrastructure technology and LTE devices from LG Electronics will be used to stream live video between the T-Mobile booth at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) and the company’s headquarters in Bonn, Germany. At T-Mobile's booth, visitors will be able to view live streaming video originating from a vehicle as it travels around Bonn carrying an LTE mobile device.

 
LTE technology delivers seamless mobile broadband connectivity making applications like streaming HD video accessible on mobile devices. T-Mobile is using technology from Nortel (News - Alert) and LG Electronics to set up an LTE trial network (video, whitepaper) in Bonn. This network has been designed to test the potential ability of LTE to deliver this mobile broadband lifestyle under real world conditions.
 
Richard Lowe, president of Carrier Networks, Nortel noted that operators must be prepared to address the rising demand for a mobile Internet experience that supports bandwidth intensive applications, like video, with the same quality and reliability as fixed networks.
 
T-Mobile's (News - Alert) showcase and our demonstrations at Mobile World Congress verify the capability of Nortel's LTE technology to meet this demand in real world conditions,” he added.
 
Nortel's officials inform that their LTE technology will also power LTE demonstrations in LG Electronics' (News - Alert) booth and in Nortel's booth, both in hall 8 at the Fira.
 
These demonstrations will utilize the world's first LTE handset (user equipment) modem chip. Developed by LG Electronics, this chip is integrated into a small data card that attaches to any USB port.
 
Dr. Jinsung Choi, vice president and head of LG Electronics' Mobile Communication Technology Research Lab, explained that more number of consumers like to use their mobile phones to create, send and watch video, download music, and browse the Internet.
 
He noted that LG Electronics' LTE handset modem chip is a key component for creating LTE devices like the USB dongles being demonstrated at Mobile World Congress.
 
“Such devices will allow people to take advantage of the network speeds offered by LTE to do these things anytime, anywhere,” explained Dr. Choi.
 
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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

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