Companies Team Up To Roll Out 4G LTE Network

Verizon Wireless will use DukeNet’s high-speed cell backhaul service to build what the companies are calling the first 4G LTE network in the U.S. According to the companies, DukeNet’s cell backhaul service provides scalable, reliable bandwidth between cell sites and mobile switching centers in the southeast...


Use SON To Unlock LTE Success

As the industry moves to 4G technologies, self-optimizing networks (SONs) will cut operating expenses while improving call quality and service....


Ensure Your Performance Meets Expectations In The 4G Evolution

By Graham Celine, Azimuth Systems

Carriers will need to tap LTE and WiMAX systems to manage the data explosion. Before these 4G systems can roll out, though, they must be tested for reliability and performance....


Long Term Evolution - What's In It For You?

By Tom Deitrich, Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the next step forward in cellular 3G services...


LTE: Next-Generation Test Challenges

Phil Medd, Product Manager, Aeroflex Test Solutions

LTE test presents demanding requirements, making it necessary to break design down into sub-systems and build a test plan that allows each part of the design to be characterized. Thorough testing at each integration stage is essential before testing the complete device....


LTE And Femtocells—An Essential Symbiosis

By Rupert Baines, Vice President of Marketing, picoChip

The cellular communications industry is currently abuzz with two big issues: the development of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and the emergence of femtocells. Although the two may at first sight appear barely related, it is becoming increasingly clear that they are, in fact, inextricably linked....


LTE—the Carrier Ethernet Way

By Thomas Eklund, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Xelerated

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is generating quite the buzz these days—and with good reason. LTE can carry more voice, video, and data traffic than ever before. The key is to stay ahead of the curve by transitioning legacy networks to Carrier Ethernet-based transport networks to keep up with the growing demand for bandwidth....


Shining A Light On LTE

By John Lukez, LitePoint Corp., and Li Cui, Tektronix Corp.

While the market ultimately will decide which standards constitute the so-called “fourth generation” or 4G, presently IEEE’s WiMAX and 3GPP’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) are under scrutiny and development. The latest standard version of LTE offers enough specifics to fuel basestation and handheld-device design. Along with those specifics, we’ve seen a marriage of instruments and specialized software to enable developers to make reference designs that meet LTE’s exacting requirements....