Linkem offers customers dual-mode LTE/WiMAX device

11 Mar 2014

Italian WiMAX operator Linkem has commenced its gradual transition towards Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, it has confirmed – in collaboration with Paris-based Sequans Communications. 4G chipmaker Sequans has supplied the internet service provider (ISP) with dual-mode LTE/WiMAX equipment which enables subscribers to access the internet using either WiMAX or LTE technology from the same device without any disruption in service.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in June 2013 Linkem reported that it had staged LTE trials over its 3.5GHz WiMAX spectrum, with CEO Davide Rota admitting that ‘WiMAX technology is on the wane’, despite the company’s operational success to date.

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