LTE or Long Term Evolution has brought to the fore things that technologists and administrators (a.k.a. FCC/3GPP) have been championing for the longest time. Advantages that have been realized after operating GSM/CDMA systems for years, but without the investment from MNOs (mobile network operators) it was never going to be realized. These and the parallel development of exciting new phones and tablet devices have changed the way we communicate today. Pull mechanisms of today have replaced the push mechanisms of yesterday. A few years back if we had to share photos with our friends we sent an email with the links to our photos on yahoo photos, picasaweb or flickr. But today we just post them on our facebook or tweet the link to our ‘followers’. The way we use the internet today has changed and a recent study by Harvard Business Review has captured this paradigm shift.
Source: Harvard Business Review
With this shift in the way we interact with our fellow humans the devices and means have also changed, gone are the phones with which we can make voice calls only. In comes the Smartphone the revolutionized the wireless world – iPhone. The icon that signaled – Telecom 2.0 the arrival of an era of data hungry devices that crave more spectrum and bandwidth.
Here are five things that I feel that LTE can bring along, as it has been the biggest technology refresh after 3G. Read more…