LG Develops LTE Based 4G Mobile Phone Chip

Submitted by lalit on December 9, 2008 - 2:48pm.

Though 3G networks are just becoming prevalent in US, but everyone is already talking about 4G cellular networks. LG today announced that it has developed world’s first 4G mobile chip based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. The new chip is small enough at 0.51-inch (13mm) square to fit in slim cellphones like iPhone and power enough to reach peak speeds of LTE networks. LTE based networks will offer peak download speed of 100Mbps and peak upload speed of 50Mbps.
LG is also showcasing a prototype Windows Mobile device based on the new 4G chip. The device is able to successfully reach 60Mbps download and 20Mbps upload speeds. The data transfer speed reached by this device is already faster than most cable Internet connections in US. And, if its reaches it peak potential we will very soon have a mobile phone with data transfer capabilities similar to FIOS (Fiber Optic) based Internet connection.
According to LG, the 4G chip will allow transfer of 700MB video file in less than a minute and four 1080p HD movies could also be streamed simultaneously. LG has not said when they will start mass production on the new chip, but launch of a phone based on this 4G chip will depend on deployment of LTE based networks around the world, which should start in 2010.
[Via Electronista]