"to see what Londoners' can do with 100Mb/s."
Pornography, almost defiantly
O2 is spreading its LTE trial across The Big Smoke, connecting up a thousand people at 4G speeds for the next seven months* to see what Londoners' can do with 100Mb/s. The trial extension includes 25 base stations across the capital, including the O2 arena, Canary Wharf and the like. But the 1,000 trialists will only get to …
Starved of bandwidth and choice in the past, brave denizens of "London" can now look skyward and rejoice for their hour of internet salvation is at hand.
Fuck the Capital, surely a better test would be if it can server 4G through "hills" and "fields" that the rest of the country has in abundance which is the networks usual excuse for not providing a broadband pipe.
UK 3G/UMTS uses CDMA tech already (W-CDMA).
LTE is an evolution ("Long Term Evolution") of the existing architecture.
LTE phones will drop down to 3G signals where LTE is unavailable, and potentially GSM beyond that. So it's already designed in.
Check out the 3GPP LTE/IMS specs elsewhere, they're a thrilling read.
Definitely would have been nice for them to do SOME work on their 3g network first. In Chester (I believe considered a tiny outback hamlet where one should not expect a signal) 3G sometimes works, but when it does, it appears the mobile phone kit backhauls to o2's internet backbone via 2400 baud modem.
No 3G for the vast majority of the length of the m6, and where I work it appears to flick on and off randomly - dropping most if not all calls at some point during the conversation.
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