Nortel and LG Demo LTE Handover at 100 Km Per Hour
Published on: 27th Aug 2008
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Nortel and LG Electronics have completed what they say is the world's first mobile LTE live air handover. Engineers at Nortel's Research and Development Centre of Excellence in Ottawa showed streaming HD video on an early LTE mobile device from LG Electronics while driving at speeds of 100 kms per hour and moving between coverage sites.
The companies expect commercially viable products to be available from the end of next year.
"Nortel, the LG-Nortel JV, and LG Electronics are accelerating the commercialization of LTE and showing consistent progress towards end-to-end interoperability to ensure alignment between infrastructure and devices," said Jinsung Choi, head of LG Electronics' Mobile Communications Tech Research Lab. "During our three years of collaboration we have set the bar for innovation in LTE, showing the world how true mobile broadband can bring us the highest quality communication and entertainment no matter where we are."
The LTE demonstration was conducted over a network consisting of multiple cell sites and sectors served by Nortel's eNodeB LTE base station and ATCA-based Access Gateway. The interoperability between Nortel's network and the device from LG Electronics is based on 3GPP Release 8 Standard. As the first in the world to reach this milestone, Nortel is leading the way to making LTE a reality for carriers and their customers.