Carriers to Spend $18 B on 3G Successor

ABI Research reports cellular service providers will invest billions in high-speed long-term evolution (LTE) networks, a rival to WiMAX

3G is ancient history and the HSDPA flavour of 3.5G is fast becoming yesterday's man - it seems mobile operators are already gearing up for LTE, or long-term evolution, the next iteration of cellular networks that could see speeds eventually reach 100Mbps.

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