LG and Nortel complete World-first 3GPP Compliant Active Handover
LG and Nortel have demonstrated the world’s first 3GPP standards compliant active handover of a data transmission between a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network and a CDMA network. The demonstration successfully showed that online activities such as video downloads, web surfing and VoIP calls can be maintained when a mobile data user moves between LTE and CDMA coverage zones. Operators around the world are preparing to launch LTE with major deployments expected as early as 2010. Initially, LTE networks will co-exist with existing CDMA networks but will eventually be expanded to provide widescale 4G mobile broadband coverage.
LG contributed to the demonstration by developing a CDMA/LTE device, the M13. The M13 terminal is a test device created with commercial grade components that will form the basis for a consumer device which is expected to be available in 2010.The handover between CDMA and LTE networks was completed in a live-air environment at Nortel’s Research and Development Centre in Ottawa, Canada.