Sunday, January 17, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent to Demo LTE-connected Car in 2.6 GHZ Spectrum

Alcatel-Lucent will offer a public showing of an LTE network in the 2.6 GHz spectrum band and the ng Connect "LTE Connected Car" on January 19 at the company's campus in Vélizy, just outside of Paris.

The event will feature demonstrations of exciting new applications conducted in cooperation with other companies in the LTE "ecosystem" including mobile device maker LG Electronics, mobile gaming company FishLabs, digital signage leader SIGNEXX and mobile security and digital security leader Gemalto.

This event will mark the first live demonstration in Europe of the LTE Connected Car, an advanced solution concept that Alcatel-Lucent developed with other members of the ng Connect Program including QNX Software Systems, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) USA, Inc., chumby, Kabillion and Atlantic Records.

In addition to the LTE Connected Car, the event also will feature drive demonstrations, in an LTE-equipped R&D van -- used to test the capabilities of LTE technology -- of mobile services on the company's campus-wide LTE network operating at 2.6 GHz, which is expected to be one of the leading frequency bands for LTE in Europe.