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E-Zine: 4G Right Now - Making the Case for LTE Networks
The advent of mobile high-speed data technologies such as HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) and the bandwidth-hungry customers that are flocking to them are beginning to create a conundrum for the world's mobile operators. How do they make the right network investments to effectively meet consumers' increasingly insatiable demand for mobile data services?
Another question is, what sort of investments should operators make to meet consumer demand? Should they continue to invest in the 3.5G technology they have already deployed or make the necessary investments now to move to the inevitable: an all-IP data-optimized technology that offers ultra-fast broadband services and much improved capacity?
While some operators are continuing down the 3GPP 3G migration path, other operators are considering a move directly to Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.