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Ericsson and Samsung cooperate for world's first LTE interoperability

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E ricsson has announced the successful completion of interoperability tests between its live LTE network in Stockholm, Sweden and Samsung supplied LTE modems. Yesterday, Samsung won a contract to supply those LTE modems to TeliaSonera.

Samsung and Ericsson have together developed necessary procedures to accomplish this end to end integration program. Through testing in Stockholm, Samsung LTE dongles and Ericsson's infrastructure have complied with the industry standard for commercial deployment, 3GPP Release 8 March baseline.

Johan Wibergh, Senior Vice President and Head of Networks at Ericsson says: "This is the first time a commercial, standard compliant LTE device demonstrated full interoperability with a live network. It is an important milestone for Ericsson and the mobile industry. Ericsson looks forward to using our leadership in LTE technology to help our customers to move into a new era of communications, improving the user experience for their mobile broadband customers. The cooperation with Samsung has been successful and shows that LTE services soon will be ready for the market".

The end-to-end connection was provided via LTE FDD technology, using Ericsson's own live LTE network and the world's first commercial LTE device from Samsung.

In related news, Huawei has stated that that it will also carry out interoperability with Samung next month.

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