Motorola says it tested LTE in 700 MHz spectrum

Motorola announced that it had conducted the first over-the-air data sessions for Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in the 700 MHz spectrum in an outdoor field test that included mobile video streaming and other data-heavy applications.

The company said it had conducted the tests in Illinois using its LTE Radio Access Test Network and LTE eNode-B platform with a prototype LTE device.

"This field test shows the progress we've made in preparing to deliver a commercial LTE solution for testing and early limited deployments in 2009," said Darren McQueen, vice president of wireless broadband access technologies in Motorola's Home and Networks Mobility division.

McQueen added that the company was testing 700 MHz and 2.6 GHz devices, which he expects will launch commercially in 2009.

For more:
- see this release

Related Articles:
T-Mobile claims it tested LTE
China Mobile wants to test LTE ASAP
Mobile industry pushes LTE