LTE Forum 2012 in Istanbul: LTE is the fastest developing mobile system technology ever
The wireless business is undergoing a major shift from voice-driven to data-driven services. To provide enough bandwidth and enable more services, applications and wireless devices, the wireless industry developed 3G technologies that are in commercial operation in countless countries around the world. To fulfill even higher data rates, spectral efficiency and latency requirements and to allow the most cost-efficient operation, the next step is to migrate to LTE – a technology finalized in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standardization body in 2010. Today, 77 LTE networks are in commercial use worldwide, whereas by the end of March 2012 around 17 million subscribers were using commercial LTE services.
The LTE Forum 2012 will focus on the market successes and challenges, in a fast changing environment where smartphone growth is not only accelerating in the HSPA+ world but also continuing in LTE, with more data-hungry applications driving the demand for faster mobile networks, lower latency and lower cost of delivery.
The list of speakers at the LTE Forum 2012 includes Meik Kottkamp, Technology Manager in the Test and Measurement Division at Rohde & Schwarz. Mobile communications technologies such as LTE/LTE-Advanced are entering application environments beyond their original scope of person-to-person communications. Generally devices support multiple technologies and need efficient and cost-effective test strategies in order to ensure high performance operation in real-world networks. The Rohde & Schwarz presentation will identify future trends and enhancements to existing technologies. It will address test challenges resulting from a multitechnology, multifrequency-band environment.
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The LTE Forum