It’s sizzling, its cool, its soon here.. but what does it do ?

The Verizon approach to 4G… the hype factor is huge, but what is really the message? I think there is (again) a risk of overselling the technology here – it not the maximal speed that interesting, its the increase capacity (more users at really decent rates, which is not bad at all!) and potentially the lower latency and setup times – but that is still to be seen if that is not lost somewhere else in the protocol stack. Skip the speed hype and find a way to show us radically different user experience! That’s when you can start selling us the new technology. Otherwise (or more likely), the switch to LTE will be something that goes on in the background not really visible to the users, allowing operators to deploy more capacity cheaper (keeping up with the demand).

Source: Verizon Wireless

About Jens Zander

Professor Jens Zander is professor in Radio Communication Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has been among the few in Swedens Ny Teknik magazine's annual list of influential people in ICT that have been given the epithet “Mobile Guru”. He is one of the leading researchers in mobile communication and is the Scientific director of the industry/academia collaboration center Wireless@KTH. His research group focuses on three main areas – the efficient and scalable use of the radio frequency spectrum, economic aspects of mobile systems and application and energy efficiency in future wireless infrastructures.
This entry was posted in Systems. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to It’s sizzling, its cool, its soon here.. but what does it do ?

  1. Seong-Lyun Kim says:

    The video is boring to us.

  2. Jens Zander says:

    The speed hype continues at

  3. Tafzeel ur Rehman Ahsin says:

    Here is some user experience as well on following link.

    • Jens Zander says:

      A long the same line – some users (may) get higher data rates in some places. Although latency can be lower in LTE, it still mostly boils down to base station deployment density, not that much which PHY-layer technology is used.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *