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Technology Overview: LTE-U and Other Approaches to 5G Wireless Communications

Published: 18 August 2014

ID: G00260612

Analyst(s): Akshay K. Sharma, Deborah Kish , Kosei Takiishi


For communications service providers, 5G technology will mean new opportunities. But their CTOs and technology planners should know that proposed solutions vary widely, from the use of Long Term Evolution Advanced over unlicensed spectrum to millimeter-wave and aggregation approaches.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
    • LTE-U
  • Technology Definition
  • Uses
  • Technology Alternatives
  • Selection Guidelines

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