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Report Predicts LTE Growth

Almost 300,000 base stations using the broadband wireless technology long as Long Term Evolution (LTE) will be built by 2014 according to a report just released by research specialist ABI Research. LTE, essentially a mobile wireless variant of WiMAX, will make use of advanced modulation formats such as orthogonal-frequency-division-multiplexing (OFDM) techniques to compete with WiMAX as a wireless means of delivering broadband, multimedia services to mobile devices. The report, "UMTS Long Term Evolution" reviews the market for LTE and includes forecasts for the market potential extending to 2014. The report covers base transceiver station (BTS) installations, BTS additions, and BTS capital expenditures.

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