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O stands for the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards. It is a successor to 3G and
2G families of standards. Speed requirements for 4G service set the peak download speed at
100 Mbit/s for high mobility communication (such as from trains and cars) and 1 Gbit/s for
low mobility communication (such as pedestrians and stationary users).[1]

A 4G system is expected to provide a comprehensive and secure all-IP based mobile


broadband solution to smartphones, laptop computer wireless modems and other mobile
devices. Facilities such as ultra-broadband Internet access, IP telephony, gaming services,
and streamed multimedia may be provided to users.

Pre-4G technologies such as mobile WiMAX and first-release 3G Long term evolution (LTE)
have been on the market since 2006 [2] and 2009[3][4][5] respectively, and are often branded as
4G. The current versions of these technologies did not fulfill the original ITU-R requirements
of data rates approximately up to 1 Gbit/s for 4G systems. Marketing materials use 4G as a
description for Mobile-WiMAX and LTE in their current forms.

IMT-Advanced compliant versions of the above two standards are under development and
called ³LTE Advanced´ and ³WirelessMAN-Advanced´ respectively. ITU has decided that
³LTE Advanced´ and ³WirelessMAN-Advanced´ should be accorded the official designation
of IMT-Advanced. On December 6, 2010, ITU announced that current versions of LTE,
WiMax and other evolved 3G technologies that do not fulfill "IMT-Advanced" requirements
could be considered "4G", provided they represent forerunners to IMT-Advanced and "a
substantial level of improvement in performance and capabilities with respect to the initial
third generation systems now deployed." [6]

In all suggestions for 4G, the CDMA spread spectrum radio technology used in 3G systems
and IS-95 is abandoned and replaced by OFDMA and other frequency-domain equalization
schemes.[    ] This is combined with MIMO (Multiple In Multiple Out), e.g., multiple
antennas, dynamic channel allocation and channel-dependent scheduling.[    ]

Background
The nomenclature of the generations generally refers to a change in the fundamental nature of
the service, non-backwards compatible transmission technology, and new frequency bands.
New generations have appeared about every ten years since the first move from 1981 analog
(1G) to digital (2G) transmission in 1992. This was followed, in 2001, by 3G multi-media
support, spread spectrum transmission and at least 200 kbit/s, in 2011 expected to be
followed by 4G, which refers to all-IP packet-switched networks, mobile ultra-broadband
(gigabit speed) access and multi-carrier transmission.[   ]

The fastest 3G based standard in the WCDMA family is the HSPA+ standard, which was
commercially available in 2009 and offers 28 Mbit/s downstreams without MIMO, i.e. only
with one antenna (it would offer 56 Mbit/s with 2x2 MIMO), and 22 Mbit/s upstreams. The
fastest 3G based standard in the CDMA2000 family is the EV-DO Rev. B, which was
available in 2010 and offers 15.67 Mbit/s downstreams. [    ]
In mid 1990s, the ITU-R organization specified the IMT-2000 specifications for what
standards that should be considered 3G systems. However, the cell phone market only brands
some of the IMT-2000 standards as 3G (e.g. WCDMA and CDMA2000), but not all ( 3GPP
EDGE, DECT and mobile-WiMAX all fulfil the IMT-2000 requirements and are formally
accepted as 3G standards, but are typically not branded as 3G). In 2008, ITU-R specified the
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Present implementations of WiMAX and LTE are largely considered a stopgap solution that
will offer a considerable boost while WiMAX 2 (based on the 802.16m spec) and LTE
Advanced are finalized. Both technologies aim to reach the objectives traced by the ITU, but
are still far from being implemented.[7]

The first set of 3GPP requirements on LTE Advanced was approved in June 2008. [11] LTE
Advanced will be standardized in 2010 as part of the Release 10 of the 3GPP specification.
LTE Advanced will be fully built on the existing LTE specification Release 10 and not be
defined as a new specification series. A summary of the technologies that have been studied
as the basis for LTE Advanced is included in a technical report.[12]

Current LTE and WiMAX implementations are considered pre-4G, as they don't fully comply
with the planned requirements of 1 Gbit/s for stationary reception and 100 Mbit/s for mobile.
Confusion has often been caused by some mobile carriers who have launched products
advertised as 4G but which are actually current so-called 3.9G technologies, and therefore do
not follow the ITU-R defined principles for 4G standards. A common argument for branding
3.9G systems as a new generation is that they use other frequency bands than 3G
technologies, they are based on a new radio-interface paradigm, and the standards are not
backwards compatible with 3G but some of them are expected to be forwards compatible
with future "real" 4G technologies. While the ITU has adopted recommendations for
technologies that would be used for future global communications, they do not actually do
the standardization or development work themselves, instead relying on the work of other
standards bodies such as IEEE, The WiMAX Forum and 3GPP. Recently, ITU-R Working
Party 5D approved two industry-developed technologies (LTE Advanced and WirelessMAN-
Advanced)[13] for inclusion in the ITU¶s International Mobile Telecommunications Advanced
(IMT-Advanced program), which is focused on global communication systems that would be
available several years from now.[   ] This working party¶s objective was not to
comment on today¶s 4G being rolled out in the United States and in fact, the Working Party
itself purposely agreed not to tie their IMT-Advanced work to the term 4G, recognizing its
common use in industry already; however, the ITU¶s PR department ignored that agreement
and used term 4G anyway when issuing their press release.[    ]

The ITU¶s purpose is to foster the use of communications globally. The ITU is relied upon by
developing countries, for example, who want to be assured a technology is standardised and
likely to be widely deployed. While the ITU has adopted recommendations for technologies
that would be used for future global communications, they do not actually do the
standardization or development work themselves, instead relying on the work of other
standards bodies such as IEEE, The WiMAX Forum and 3GPP. While the ITU has developed
recommendations on IMT-Advanced, those recommendations are not binding on ITU
member countries.[   ]

½edit] O Predecessors and candidate systems


The wireless telecommunications industry as a whole has early assumed the term 4G as a
short hand way to describe those advanced cellular technologies that, among other things, are
based on or employ wide channel OFDMA and SC-FDE technologies, MIMO transmission
and an all-IP based architecture.[    ] Mobile-WiMAX, first release LTE, IEEE 802.20
as well as Flash-OFDM meets these early assumptions, and have been considered as 4G
candidate systems, but do not yet meet the more recent ITU-R IMT-Advanced requirements.

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released in 2012. The target of 3GPP LTE Advanced is to reach and surpass the ITU
requirements.[14] LTE Advanced is essentially an enhancement to LTE. It is not a new
technology but rather an improvement on the existing LTE network. This upgrade path makes
it more cost effective for vendors to offer LTE and then upgrade to LTE Advanced which is
similar to the upgrade from WCDMA to HSPA. LTE and LTE Advanced will also make use
of additional spectrum and multiplexing to allow it to achieve higher data speeds.
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The pre-4G technology 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) is often branded "4G", but the
first LTE release does not fully comply with the IMT-Advanced requirements. LTE has a
theoretical net bit rate capacity of up to 100 Mbit/s in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the
uplink if a 20 MHz channel is used ² and more if multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO),
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USB dongles do not support any other radio interface.

The world's first publicly available LTE service was opened in the two Scandinavian capitals
Stockholm (Ericsson system) and Oslo (a Huawei system) on 14 December 2009, and
branded 4G. The user terminals were manufactured by Samsung.[3] Currently, the two
publicly available LTE services in the United States are provided by Metro PCS, and Verizon
Wireless[    ]. AT&T also has an LTE service in the works.[   ]
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The Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) mobile wireless broadband access (MWBA)
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The world's first commercial mobile WiMAX service was opened by KT in Seoul, South
Korea on 30 June 2006. [2]

Sprint Nextel has begun using Mobile WiMAX, as of September 29, 2008 branded as a "4G"
network even though the current version does not fulfil the IMT Advanced requirements on
4G systems.[17]

In Russia, Belarus and Nicaragua WiMax broadband internet access is offered by a Russian
company Scartel, and is also branded 4G, Yota.
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UMB (Ultra Mobile Broadband) was the brand name for a discontinued 4G project within the
3GPP2 standardization group to improve the CDMA2000 mobile phone standard for next
generation applications and requirements. In November 2008, Qualcomm, UMB's lead
sponsor, announced it was ending development of the technology, favouring LTE instead.[18]
The objective was to achieve data speeds over 275 Mbit/s downstream and over 75 Mbit/s
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Broadband Wireless Access (MBWA) system, also known as IEEE 802.20.

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The following table shows a comparison of 4G candidate systems as well as other competing
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For more comparison tables, see bit rate progess trends, comparison of mobile phone
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efficiency, capacity and scalability. The first generation wireless standards used plain TDMA
and FDMA. In the wireless channels, TDMA proved to be less efficient in handling the high
data rate channels as it requires large guard periods to alleviate the multipath impact.
Similarly, FDMA consumed more bandwidth for guard to avoid inter carrier interference. So
in second generation systems, one set of standard used the combination of FDMA and
TDMA and the other set introduced an access scheme called CDMA. Usage of CDMA
increased the system capacity, but as a theoretical drawback placed a soft limit on it rather
than the hard limit (i.e. a CDMA network setup does not inherently reject new clients when it
approaches its limits, resulting in a denial of service to all clients when the network
overloads; though this outcome is avoided in practical implementations by admission control
of circuit switched or fixed bitrate communication services). Data rate is also increased as
this access scheme (providing the network is not reaching its capacity) is efficient enough to
handle the multipath channel. This enabled the third generation systems, such as IS-2000,
UMTS, HSXPA, 1xEV-DO, TD-CDMA and TD-SCDMA, to use CDMA as the access
scheme. However, the issue with CDMA is that it suffers from poor spectral flexibility and
computationally intensive time-domain equalization (high number of multiplications per
second) for wideband channels.

Recently, new access schemes like Orthogonal FDMA (OFDMA), Single Carrier FDMA
(SC-FDMA), Interleaved FDMA and Multi-carrier CDMA (MC-CDMA) are gaining more
importance for the next generation systems. These are based on efficient FFT algorithms and
frequency domain equalization, resulting in a lower number of multiplications per second.
They also make it possible to control the bandwidth and form the spectrum in a flexible way.
However, they require advanced dynamic channel allocation and traffic adaptive scheduling.

WiMax is using OFDMA in the downlink and in the uplink. For the next generation UMTS,
OFDMA is used for the downlink. By contrast, IFDMA is being considered for the uplink
since OFDMA contributes more to the PAPR related issues and results in nonlinear operation
of amplifiers. IFDMA provides less power fluctuation and thus avoids amplifier issues.
Similarly, MC-CDMA is in the proposal for the IEEE 802.20 standard. These access schemes
offer the same efficiencies as older technologies like CDMA. Apart from this, scalability and
higher data rates can be achieved.

The other important advantage of the above mentioned access techniques is that they require
less complexity for equalization at the receiver. This is an added advantage especially in the
MIMO environments since the spatial multiplexing transmission of MIMO systems
inherently requires high complexity equalization at the receiver.

In addition to improvements in these multiplexing systems, improved modulation techniques


are being used. Whereas earlier standards largely used Phase-shift keying, more efficient
systems such as 64QAM are being proposed for use with the 3GPP Long Term Evolution
standards.

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Unlike 3G, which is based on two parallel infrastructures consisting of circuit switched and
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will require low-latency data transmission.
By the time that 4G is deployed, the process of IPv4 address exhaustion is expected to be in
its final stages. Therefore, in the context of 4G, IPv6 support is essential in order to support a
large number of wireless-enabled devices. By increasing the number of IP addresses, IPv6
removes the need for network address translation (NAT), a method of sharing a limited
number of addresses among a larger group of devices, although NAT will still be required to
communicate with devices that are on existing IPv4 networks.

As of June 2009, Verizon has posted specifications that require any 4G devices on its
network to support IPv6.[27]

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of 4G systems such as high rate, high reliability, and long range communications. In the early
1990s, to cater for the growing data rate needs of data communication, many transmission
schemes were proposed. One technology, spatial multiplexing, gained importance for its
bandwidth conservation and power efficiency. Spatial multiplexing involves deploying
multiple antennas at the transmitter and at the receiver. Independent streams can then be
transmitted simultaneously from all the antennas. This technology, called MIMO (as a branch
of intelligent antenna), multiplies the base data rate by (the smaller of) the number of transmit
antennas or the number of receive antennas. Apart from this, the reliability in transmitting
high speed data in the fading channel can be improved by using more antennas at the
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transmit/receive diversity and transmit spatial multiplexing are categorized into the space-
time coding techniques, which does not necessarily require the channel knowledge at the
transmitter. The other category is closed-loop multiple antenna technologies, which require
channel knowledge at the transmitter.

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standards, the final form of a 4G device will constitute various standards. This can be
efficiently realized using SDR technology, which is categorized to the area of the radio
convergence.

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In May 2005, Digiweb, an Irish fixed and wireless broadband company, announced that they
had received a mobile communications license from the Irish Telecoms regulator, ComReg.
This service will be issued the mobile code a in Ireland and will be used for the provision
of 4G Mobile communications.[46][47] Digiweb launched a mobile broadband network using
FLASH-OFDM technology at 872 MHz.

On September 20, 2007, Verizon Wireless announced plans for a joint effort with the
Vodafone Group to transition its networks to the 4G standard LTE. On December 9, 2008,
Verizon Wireless announced their intentions to build and begin to roll out an LTE network by
the end of 2009. Since then, Verizon Wireless has said that they will start their rollout by the
end of 2010.

On July 7, 2008, South Korea announced plans to spend 60 billion won, or US$58,000,000,
on developing 4G and even 5G technologies, with the goal of having the highest mobile
phone market share by 2012, and the hope of an international standard. [48]

Telus and Bell Canada, the major Canadian cdmaOne and EV-DO carriers, have announced
that they will be cooperating towards building a fourth generation (4G) LTE wireless
broadband network in Canada. As a transitional measure, they are implementing 3G UMTS
that went live in November 2009. [49]

Sprint offers a 3G/4G connection plan, currently available in select cities in the United
States.[41] It delivers rates up to 10 Mbit/s.

In the United Kingdom, Telefónica O2 is to use Slough as a guinea pig in testing the 4G
network and has called upon Huawei to install LTE technology in six masts across the town
to allow people to talk to each other via HD video conferencing and play PlayStation games
while on the move. [50]

Verizon Wireless has announced that it plans to augment its CDMA2000-based EV-DO 3G
network in the United States with LTE. AT&T, along with Verizon Wireless, has chosen to
migrate toward LTE from 2G/GSM and 3G/HSPA by 2011. [51]

Sprint Nextel has deployed WiMAX technology which it has labeled 4G as of October 2008.
It is currently deploying to additional markets and is the first US carrier to offer a WiMAX
phone. [52]

The U.S. FCC is exploring the possibility of deployment and operation of a nationwide 4G
public safety network which would allow first responders to seamlessly communicate
between agencies and across geographies, regardless of devices. In June 2010 the FCC
released a comprehensive white paper which indicates that the 10 MHz of dedicated spectrum
currently allocated from the 700 MHz spectrum for public safety will provide adequate
capacity and performance necessary for normal communications as well as serious
emergency situations.[53]

TeliaSonera started deploying LTE (branded "4G") in Stockholm and Oslo November 2009
(as seen above), and in several Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish cities during 2010. In June
2010, Swedish television companies used 4G to broadcast live television from the Swedish
Crown Princess' Royal Wedding.[54]

Safaricom, a telecommunication company in East& Central Africa, began it's setup of a 4G


network in October 2010 after the now retired& Kenya Tourist Board Chairman, Michael
Joseph, regarded their 3G network as a white elephant i.e it failed to perform to expectations.
Huawei was given the contract the network is set to go fully commercial by the end of Q1 of
2011

½edit] Beyond O research


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A major issue in 4G systems is to make the high bit rates available in a larger portion of the
cell, especially to users in an exposed position in between several basestations. In current
research, this issue is addressed by macro-diversity techniques, also known as group
cooperative relay, and also by beam-division multiple access.[55]

Pervasive networks are an amorphous and at present entirely hypothetical concept where the
user can be simultaneously connected to several wireless access technologies and can
seamlessly move between them (See vertical handoff, IEEE 802.21). These access
technologies can be Wi-Fi, UMTS, EDGE, or any other future access technology. Included in
this concept is also smart-radio (also known as cognitive radio technology) to efficiently
manage spectrum use and transmission power as well as the use of mesh routing protocols to
create a pervasive network.

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4G is the short name for fourth-generation wireless, the stage of broadband mobile
communications that will supercede the third generation (3G ).

Carriers that use orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) instead of time


division multiple access (TDMA) or code division multiple access (CDMA) are increasingly
marketing their services as being 4G, even when their data speeds are not as fast as the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) specifies. According to the ITU, a 4G network
requires a mobile device to be able to exchange data at 100 Mbit/sec. A 3G network, on the
other hand, can offer data speeds as slow as 3.84 Mbit/sec.

From the consumer's point of view, 4G is more a marketing term than a technical
specification, but carriers feel justified in using the 4G label because it lets the consumer
know that he can expect significantly faster data speeds.
Although carriers still differ about whether to build 4G data networks using Long Term
Evolution (LTE) or Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access WiMAX, all carriers
seem to agree that OFDM is one of the chief indicators that a service can be legitimately
marketed as being 4G. OFDM is a type of digital modulation in which a signal is split into
several narrowband channels at different frequencies. This is more efficient than TDMA,
which divides channels into time slots and has multiple users take turns transmitting bursts or
CDMA, which simultaneously transmits multiple signals on the same channel.

When fully implemented, 4G is expected to enable pervasive computing, in which


simultaneous connections to multiple high-speed networks will provide seamless handoffs
throughout a geographical area. Coverage enhancement technologies such as femtocell and
picocell are being developed to address the needs of mobile users in homes, public buildings
and offices, which will free up network resources for mobile users who are roaming or who
are in more remote service areas.

See also: Fast Guide to Mobile Telephony Protocols and Standards

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At his inauguration, U.S. President Obama stressed the need for
bold and swift action in laying foundations for growth. Appreciating
the role of technology in improving effective services and efficient
delivery, he
acknowledges the
demands of a new
age with infrastructure
and digital line
investments required.
More recently, global
leaders at WEF
Davos have also
highlighted the
importance of
innovation in forthcoming solutions. Regardless the difficulty of
circumstances, or direness of situation, opportunity arises out of
crisis. More than ever, relationship-building and technology
innovation are crucial. The 4th generation (4G) mobile technology is becoming the emerging solution to drive the new grow th of the
industry, and help foster state -of-the-art technology, novel partnership arrangements or transformational business models. Our 4G
events, the world's leading platforms of the 4G industry, are steadfast in supporting the industry and confident in the ability to uncover
and advance the opportunities.

Future wireless mobile communications will be shifted from today's traditional transmission -specific radio technology to an interface -based technology in order to be more compatible
with computer system architecture. The future mobile device will therefore be first and foremost a computer, then an open wireless architecture (O WA) low-power terminal. This OWA
technology offers an optimal solution to open up the wireless platform for complete openness and simplicity and would support the service-oriented architecture and infrastructure that
is necessary for future mobile phone development and advancement.

The first mobile phone was invented in the United States back in the 1960s by Bell Labs, but the US mob ile communications market has remained very much closed and far behind the
international movement towards the open market of the global industry. Now the world is evolving rapidly into a personal comm unications era with true openness and freedom in
mobile services, but in our opinion, the US is still lagging about ten years behind other countries, such as China, with regards to having a more open and competitive market in wireless
communications.

Though different regions have diversified approaches towards the next generation mobile communication technology
(called 4th generation mobile, or 4G Mobile), the future trend is same: Convergence among fixed, mobile and wireless
communications. No single wireless radio transmission technology (RTT) can do both broadband high-speed data-rate
and seamless mobility, and therefore we need multiple RTTs to complement each other in any optimal way to ensure
the information is delivered to the mobile user in a more cost -effective way and in a more spectrum-efficient way.

Since we launched this 4G Mobile initiative program in 2000, over 50,000 professionals and investors have witnessed
the great successes and shared the invaluable insights throughout our flagship 4G mobile events including World
Wireless Congress in USA, Global Mobile Congress in China and 4th Generation Mobile Forum (4GMF) across the
global. About 40 IEEE special issues on 4G mobile technologies have been delivered based on this 4G mobile
initiative program, and over 100 l eading wireless/mobile industries have sponsored our 4G events worldwide.

                 

1. The mobile communications comprise two steps: access to the mobile network, and access to the
mobile services. Traditionally, these two steps are all controlled by one operator in a closed and
proprietary way. In the 4G mobile era, the access to the mobile services will be evolved to an open
Mobile Cloud so that it is fully open to any developers and providers. In this way, any non -wireless
industries, such as Google, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, GM, Bank of America can provide services for their
mobile users. The access to the mobile network is still controlled by the t raditional wireless operators
such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and China Mobile. Of course, the operators are very reluctant to go this trend, but for the mobile users and for the f uture global
movement, it is just a matter of time to do it.
2. The mobile device system architecture will be open in order to converge multiple RTTs (radio transmission technologies) in one same device. Same as laptop computer, the
future Smartphone will be based on open wireless architecture (OWA) technology which means, when you change the wireless standards, you do not need to change
phone. It is totally different from current multi -standards phone which is in closed system architecture, and users can not remove the unused RTT modules and basically can
not do anything on the mobi le phone system. In the OWA system, you can just change RTT card in your Smartphone to switch your wireless standards, or you can integrate
multiple wireless standards in one RTT SIM card. Based on this OWA platform, you can integrate home phone, office ph one and mobile phone into one common Personal
device - it is more beyond just a phone. In fact, this 4G mobile device is a system to bring the world to your hand, or we call it iHa nd - the World in Hand, which is more
better than calling it an iPhone.
3. Any portable consumer electronics device can be a mobile phone by inserting the OWA-powered
mobile RTT(s) card. This approach is truly converging the mobile wireless technology with the
computer technology by providing the OW A virtualization layer between the high-layer computer-
based OS (operating systems) & applications solutions and the underlying wireless transmission-
based different mobile networks access means.
4. More breakthrough technologies are being developed for effic ient utilization of wireless spectrum,
and the dynamic and open spectrum management. Wireless is totally different from wired
communications, and therefore the overall performance relies on both system performance and
transmission performance where spectrum is one of the key issues.
5. Power efficiency is another critical issue for mobile device. The system architecture must be open
to enable removable of unused modules, and the processing architecture must be optimized to
the lowest possible in terms of the w hole system performance.
Meanwhile, the RF radio modules should be narrowed to the
minimal meeting the basic requirements of necessary RTTs.

The world is moving rapidly towards this 4G open mobile movement. In China, the government has in fact, targeted
for 4G mobile industry. In European Union, evolution to 4G has been the mission -critical strategy since 2003. Japan
and Korea started 4G regulations in 2002. The US mobile market is a pretty d ifferent case, because FCC as a law
enforcement agency, basically has no power to enforce law. The operators pay huge to the congress, and congress
manages the FCC. So eventually, the operator "makes" the law. However, nobody can stop future and it is just a
matter of time when this 4G open mobile comes to life.

Everyone is welcome to join forces with us together and move this 4G open mobile technology forward for our future, for our n ext generation and for
our societies. You can take leadership roles or sh ow supports in any of our global 4G mobile events.

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