AT&T CEO talks up plan for LTE Broadcast video community, stays mild on specifics

AT&T CEO talks up plan for LTE Broadcast video network, remains light on specifics

Samsung and others have promised to ship TV over 4G utilizing the LTE Broadcast normal, and it seems to be like now you can additionally add AT&T to the record of these hoping to make it a actuality. Talking on the Goldman Sachs Communacopia convention at this time, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson confirmed that the service intends to make use of the slice 700MHz spectrum it acquired from Qualcomm again in 2011 for an LTE Broadcast community of its personal designed to ship video to LTE-enabled units (and lighten the load on the remainder of its wi-fi community within the course of). Stephenson did not supply too many extra particulars than that, nevertheless, saying solely that the service is now virtually “all about architecting networks to ship video,” and that we will anticipate to see the know-how “mature in scale inside the three-yr time horizon.” As Fierce Wi-fi notes, Verizon has additionally stated that it hopes to deploy some sort of LTE Broadcast service in time for the 2014 Tremendous Bowl, though it, too, has remained mild on specifics past that.

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