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ITU: regular LTE, WiMAX and “evolved 3G” can be labeled 4G

12/19, 4:30am

T-Mobile 4G claims gain some credence

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has issued a press release that has expanded the use of the term 4G. Technologies that can now carry the 4G label include regular LTE, WiMAX and even what it broadly refers to as “evolved 3G technologies”. Previously it had maintained that the only technologies that would fit any definition of 4G would have to comply with either LTE Advanced or WiMAX 2.

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Samsung demos 330Mbps WiMAX 2 in Japan

10/04, 2:05pm

Samsung shows WiMAX 2 in Japan at 330Mbps

Samsung, in collaboration with UQ Communications, demonstrated a trial WiMAX 2 network at CEATEC Japan with speeds reaching 330Mbps. Based on IEEE 802.16m, its speed was showcased on 1080p 3D and 16 1080p screens at the same time. Samsung used its existing Mobile WiMAX base station for the demo.

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