Motorola Plans 4G Trial Services by Year-end

by CXOtoday Staff    Aug 24, 2009

US telecom operator Motorola intends to start trial services of 4G, also called Long-Term Evolution (LTE), by the end of this year. Motorola India is expected to soon approach the Department of Telecom (DoT) for trial spectrum, a company official said.

The company has already tested the new next-generation technology, which can offer 70 MB per second (Mbps) download speeds on a mobile phone.

However, with the auction of 3G spectrum later this year, this development could queer the pitch for the government which plans to rake in about Rs 35,000 crore from the auction.