LG to demonstrate LTE Modem with 100Mbps speeds at CES

LG to demonstrate LTE Modem with 100Mbps speeds at CES
At CES this week, LG will showcase their new 4G LTE USB modem for portable computers, which is capable of download speeds up to 100Mbps and uploads at 50Mbps. This means that a full movie could download within a few minutes to your PC for viewing, or stream movies directly over the LTE network. Additional benefits of the faster speeds include home monitoring solutions, such as IP based security cameras, and web conferencing. LG will also show their "handover" technology, which provides seamless network conversion between LTE and CDMA networks. At the same time Verizon Wireless Innovation Center will deal with companies to help develop applications, products and services for 4G LTE.

source: PRNewswire



1. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

dam thats fast... thats like 10 times faster than my time warner broadband connection at home. i get 18mbps the most...when i do speed tests..

2. EraserXIV

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2009

from what i've heard real world speeds will only be around 20mpbs, but that's still fast as hell!

3. Keoki619

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 06, 2010

My thoughts exactly. Why should I keep my home cable connection with speeds like this available all from one source and the ability to use it on the go?

5. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

Because it will probably be limited use. And you cant exactly install VZAccess Manager on an Xbox 360 for Xbox Live.

6. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

until someone hacks a lte smartphone and gets free tethering...besides, with that speed the limit would change along with prices...what those limits and prices end up being, on the other hand, is anyones guess...

4. Iphoneisthesuck

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

With speeds like that....you would reach the industry standard of 5 gigs worth of usage in less than a minute.

7. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

100Mbit = 0.012 GB or 5GB = 40960Mb. Remember its Mega-Bit per second, not Mega-Byte.

8. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

I hate these thoretcal speeds that are always advertised. I want real freaking world speed numbers!

9. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

This while promising is somewhat unnerving. I can see two things happening: 1) Verizon, for example, might migrate all data to 4G and leave voice on 3G so that the seamless transition technology is implemented on that manner. But with the push for more and more applications of the 4g LTE radio it's not only going to be cell phones and data card competing for bandwith. While I've yet to see their 3G network crippled by high usage like ATT's 3G ... I wonder if the 4G being a GSM technology and not CDMA could end up being negatively impacted. 2) Maybe Verizon, in this case, will still use their 3G network to accomodate data usage ... allowing for VZW customers to pay the higher premiums for 4G modems/phones but also letting those of us who really can't afford to go any higher in bills to keep using our current 3G network as is. ...2010 is going to be VERY interesting.

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