AT&T CEO talks up plan for LTE Broadcast video network, remains light on specifics

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AT&T CEO talks up plan for LTE Broadcast video network, remains light on specifics

Samsung and others have promised to deliver TV over 4G using the LTE Broadcast standard, and it looks like you can now also add AT&T to the list of those hoping to make it a reality. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference today, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson confirmed that the carrier intends to use the slice 700MHz spectrum it acquired from Qualcomm back in 2011 for an LTE Broadcast network of its own designed to deliver video to LTE-enabled devices (and lighten the load on the rest of its wireless network in the process). Stephenson didn't offer too many more details than that, however, saying only that the carrier is now almost "all about architecting networks to deliver video," and that we can expect to see the technology "mature in scale within the three-year time horizon." As Fierce Wireless notes, Verizon has also said that it hopes to deploy some type of LTE Broadcast service in time for the 2014 Super Bowl, although it, too, has remained light on specifics beyond that.

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