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ITU makes move on IMT-Advanced mobile wireless broadband front

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has received six candidate technology submissions for the glo...


October 21, 2009  


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The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has received six candidate technology submissions for the global 4G mobile wireless broadband technology known as IMT-Advanced.

 

The selected technologies are expected to be accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced to qualify as true 4G technologies in October 2010.

 

The submissions were made in Dresden, Germany at the recent meeting of ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Working Party 5D.

 

The six proposals, which aligned around the 3GPP LTE Release 10 and beyond (LTE-Advanced and the IEEE 802.16m technology, will be assessed against ITU-R requirements using a defined evaluation process.

 

The assessment over the next year will be supported by the work of independent external evaluation groups that have been established around the world and will take place under the direction of the working party.

 

“We note with excitement that the technology developments in wireless communication continue to expand their reach and application to enrich the lives of people around the world,” said Hamadoun Touré, secretary-general of the ITU.