The march toward LTE continues with Motorola’s announcement of a new testing center opening up in Swindon in the UK. The site offers a real-world testing environment for operators moving toward the 4G standard, and can even provide a hosted network solution for European LTE trials. I’m hoping for more details later in the week when I have a chance to sit down with one of the EMEA execs.
The LTE news comes as we start the two-week countdown to Mobile World Congress. Given the interest in smartphones and other mobile Internet devices (MIDs), mobile broadband should be a big topic for the yearly global gathering. As context, here are some links to earlier Motorola LTE news, including a post from MWC 2008.
- First LTE transmission in the 700 MHz spectrum
- Announcement on first LTE products
- Motorola’s LTE demos at MWC 2008