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Verizon, Samsung Look Beyond 4G LTE with AWS and
Verizon, Samsung Look Beyond 4G LTE with AWS and '5G'

By Adam Dickter
May 29, 2013 1:58PM

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Seven 4G LTE devices sold by Verizon Wireless contain components that will access the new AWS technology when it is activated later this year. They include two Samsung 10-inch tablets, two Jetpack mobile hotspots, a USB dongle, Samsung's Galaxy S 4 (pictured) and Nokia's Lumia 928. Samsung, meanwhile, is working on "5G" technology that is years away.
 

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Long-term evolution 4G data, recently all the rage, could soon be outdated, as high-tech companies are beginning to explore and test the next generation of Internet connection for mobile devices.

Earlier this month Samsung Electronics announced the world's first adaptive array transceiver technology, which it is calling 5G.

Samsung's "5G will be capable of providing a ubiquitous [gigabits per second] experience to subscribers anywhere and offers data transmission speeds of up to several tens of Gbps per base station," the South Korean tech leader announced on its Samsung Tomorrow blog. It could be several years before it is implemented, however.

More Capacity for LTE

At the same time, Verizon Wireless is looking beyond its current 4G LTE network to a standard it calls Advanced Wireless Service (AWS), which could provide more reliable and stable uploading and downloading as capacity grows.

Seven 4G LTE devices sold by Verizon Wireless today contain components that will access the new technology when it is activated later this year. They include two Samsung 10-inch tablets, two Jetpack mobile hotspots, a USB dongle, Samsung's Galaxy S 4 and Nokia's Lumia 928.

But Thomas Pica, a spokesman for Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Verizon Wireless told us that, contrary to some published reports Wednesday the new wireless standard is not about speed improvements but better capacity.

"We are building out our network to enable use of AWS now," Pica told us in an e-mail. "We expect to activate the AWS spectrum and devices later this year. The AWS spectrum will provide the added capacity we anticipate our customers will be looking for as our 4G LTE subscriber base grows. At last count at the end of the first quarter of 2013, we had more than 28 million 4G LTE devices on our network, and 4G LTE was carrying more than 50 percent of all of our data traffic."

Pica said the new AWS spectrum will add to the current 4G network, not replace it, as part of an "advanced carrier aggregation" enabling the nation's top carrier to provide 4G LTE service over bands other than the current 700 MHZ band. He declined to comment on a more specific time frame for the AWS rollout.

Pica said that in addition to the already available devices, BlackBerry's coming Q10 handset will also be AWS-capable. It is expected to premiere next week. All the devices will require over-the-air software upgrades to enable their AWS capability, he added. (continued...)

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nobody mentioned the (my) 928 was next gen ready!



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