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Getting Ready for LTE

3GGP Long Term Evolution (LTE) is promising to blow 3G out of the water – with speeds as high as 100/50Mbps. Not to mention more services, lower latency, better QoE, simpler architecture and a network optimized for data traffic without the burden of a separate circuit-switched voice channel.
Putting all that power in the users’ hands could mean phenomenal uptake on the new technology – is this what we’ve all been waiting for? But that in itself poses a problem: will the infrastructure support the new demand? More generally are we, the industry and users, ready for LTE?

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