Ericsson presented their views on LTE (Long Term Evolution standard):
- Wider pipe
- Flat architecture
- Focus on self optimization and self configuration services in network
Overall goal: Lower the TCO and better radio spectrum flexibility
Converge the LTE/HSPA and LTE/CDMA paths to provide infrastructure that works anywhere in the world. This is a requirement in the present standardization work for release of 3GPP R8
Major operators around the world on board for this strategy; Verizon Wireless, China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone
For those readers that need a technology update, see the Agilent presentation.
Ericsson did not say one word about WiMax, they are clearly pushing for LTE as soon as possible. They are also targeting mobile 150 Mbit/s as a technical goal. I cannot wait until I can get my hands on such a mobile phone.
More from this event will come in newer blog posts from Thomas Lidforss International