Through WiMAX 2 solutions with a speed of 330Mbps, subscribers can download a full-length movie (1.5 GB) in 36 seconds and a set of Britannica dictionaries (4 GB) in 97 seconds. These download speeds are more than 20 times faster than current 3G services.
Samsung exhibited its latest LTE technology, a solution that includes infrastructure equipment and devices. In partnership with MetroPCS in Las Vegas last month, Samsung introduced the first commercial LTE systems and handset in the U.S. The technology, on display at 4G World, uses Samsung?s LTE macro base station, USB dongle and netbook.
Both Mobile WiMAX and LTE have similar technological backbones, including Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), Smart Antenna, Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and more. Samsung has over 25% of the essential LTE patents for OFDMA as well as a long history of involvement in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and LSTI (LTE/SAE Trial Initiative).
WiMAX 2 standards are expected to be finalized by November 2010 and the WiMAX Forum is preparing to release certified products of WiMAX 2 by the fourth quarter of 2011. Samsung aims to launch its first commercial solutions of WiMAX 2 in 2012 through UQ Communications in Japan.