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Europe sinks €18 million into LTE Advanced development

Chris Ziegler

If your LTE modem's feeling a bit sluggish, well... first of all, we hate you for having access to that kind of network and equipment already. Secondly, you're insane. Thirdly, though, you're in luck -- because the European Union has just agreed to shell out some €18 million (about $25.4 million) toward development of LTE Advanced, the next logical step in the world's wide-area wireless roadmap. Negotiations for claiming the funds will start next month, while research is expected to commence in January of next year -- in other words, this labor isn't going to bear fruit for a while yet, but that's quite alright considering we don't exactly have a plethora of plain-vanilla LTE networks commercially available at the moment.

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