The Path to 4G April 2, 2008 Kris Rinne. Growth Drivers: Wireless Data Apps. Percentage of U.S. cell phone subscribers who used their phones for various activities beyond merely making phone calls.
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The Path to 4GApril 2, 2008Kris Rinne
Percentage of U.S. cell phone subscribers who used their phones for various activities beyond merely making phone calls.
Survey of U.S. Mobile subscribers; Data based on three-month average for period ending July 31, 2007.
Source: M:Metrics Inc.
Source: Telephia, FCC
Mobile workforce is defined as anyone who spends 20% or more time away from primary work location.
Source: Industry Reports and Forrester 2006
62% of Americans have used Mobile Data
58% have sent an SMS, emailed or browsed the internet with their phone
41% have logged onto the Internet away from home or work either with a wireless laptop connection or a handheld device.
Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, March 2008
Wireless Data Traffic(Mbps in millions)
4 x between ’06 and ’07
Backward compatible migrationon the existing global standard
LTE (R8) – 100 Mbps and beyond peak down
HSPA+ (R7) – MIMO, 64QAMPotential 11.5 Mbps peak up
Potential 28 Mbps peak down
HSUPA/HSPA – 500 to 800 Kbps up
1.5 Mbps peak up (potential 5.76M)
600 to 1400 Kbps down 3.6 Mbps peak down (potential 14.4M)
HSDPA – 400 to 700 Kbps
3.6 Mbps peak
UMTS – 150 to 180 Kbps
384 Kbps peak
EDGE – 100 to 130 Kbps
237 Kbps peak
GPRS – 25 to 40 Kbps
48 Kbps peak
Speeds are typical user throughput.
Average Downlink Speedsby Technology(Kbps)
Technology Road Map
GSM: 86% of World’s Wireless Users
200+ UMTS Operators
89 Countries with UMTS
164 Upgraded to HSPA
Unmatched international roaming capabilities
Source: 3G Americas
Source: Strategy Analytics Nov. 2006
Source: GSM Association
Sierra Wireless AC881
Sierra Wireless USBConnect 881
Option GT Ultra
Option GT Ultra Express
LTE Terrestrial Radio Access Network technology specifications have been approved by 3GPP and are now under change control, leading to their inclusion in the forthcoming 3GPP Release 8.
Full set of 3GPP Release 8 system specifications on track for approval during Q4 2008.
DL LTE(20MHz) 300M
DL LTE(10MHz) 140M
UL LTE (20MHz) 50M
MIMO 2x2 28M
UL LTE (10MHz) 25M
UL R’99 384k
HSPA DL & UL Peak Throughputs expected to double every year in average
Limitations not induced by the Technology itself but time frames required to upgrade infrastructure and transport networks, obtain devices with corresponding capabilities and IOT tests
AT&T will continue to utilize WiMAX for applications primarily focused on fixed
LTE Advantages for Mobility: