Six shortlisted for Telefonica LTE project

10 Nov 2009

Half a dozen equipment vendors – Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, NEC and ZTE have been shortlisted by Telefonica to participate in its long term evolution (LTE) trial which will run in half a dozen countries in Europe and Latin America. The six-month trials will take place in Spain, the UK, Germany, the Czech Republic, Brazil and Argentina and marks the start of Telefonica’s LTE vendor selection process. By deploying LTE technology, the operator aims to reach a (theoretical) peak data transfer rates of 340Mbps, enabling data-rich services such as mobile video and TV.