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MOBILE MOMENT: THE ROLE OF 4G IN OUR WIRELESS WORLD

We recently caught up with Peter Rysavy, a wireless network expert, to learn more about the role of 4G LTE technologies in our increasingly wireless world.  Advanced wireless networks provide consumers with amazing computer power in the palm of their hand, but as Peter notes, only certain radio frequencies can be used for 4G LTE and these frequencies are increasingly being used at maximum capacity.

According to Peter, “In today’s best, most efficient wireless networks, only a small handful of people in fact can consume the entire capacity of that cell. Just three Netflix users streaming in high-definition will completely consume the capacity of an LTE 4G radio channel. Fortunately, not everybody is streaming Netflix but people are streaming music, they are watching videos, they are engaged in education… all of those items add up. We are in a situation today where all that activity is beginning to consume the entire capacity of these networks.”

To support wireless users and ever-more innovative applications, Peter explains why it’s so important for more spectrum to be made available for commercial use.