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Huawei, Vodafone Test Out Hybrid System That Combines LTE and GSM 46

alphadogg (971356) writes "In the hunt for more spectrum to speed up mobile networks, Vodafone and Huawei Technologies have successfully tested a technology that lets LTE and GSM share the same frequencies. The speed of future mobile networks will depend on the amount of spectrum mobile operators can get their hands on. The more they get, the wider the roads they can build. One thing they can do to get more space is to reuse frequencies that are currently used for older technologies such as GSM and 3G. But that isn't as easy as sounds, as operators still have a lot of voice and messaging traffic in those older networks. However, using a technology called GL DSS (GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) Vodafone and Huawei have shown a way to allow GSM and LTE to coexist."
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Huawei, Vodafone Test Out Hybrid System That Combines LTE and GSM

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  • does this make my eee pc faster?
    • by tepples ( 727027 )
      Network-bound tasks
      If your Atom laptop accesses the Internet through a USB adapter that connects to a UMTS network, and your carrier deploys LTE alongside UMTS using GL DSS, then a new USB adapter supporting GL DSS will make your laptop download things faster.
      CPU-bound tasks
      Even if you're downloading things faster, you might not notice much of this speed because it won't help your laptop process what it downloads faster, especially now that web pages are using more JavaScript. If your tasks are CPU-bound,
      • by Anonymous Coward
        this is not an FBI acrinums thread!!!
        • In case anybody reading this is five:

          Eee PC is a brand of low-end compact laptop computer formerly manufactured by ASUS.

          USB (Universal Serial Bus) is the little rectangular port in the side of your laptop, marked with a drawing of a stick figure carrying a bowling ball. (See #36 in this Photoplasty [].) It's where you plug in a mouse, a phone, a memory card, or an adapter the size of a memory card that connects your computer to the cellular network.

          UMTS is the language that 3G (third-generation) cellula

    • Yes, and then Slashdot can send you to [] every 3 seconds instead of 5 seconds.
  • Huawei's involved? Good to know, so PRC can read my junk. At least the NSA will be frozen out.
  • Speaking of acronyms [] ...

    I see what /. did there. (probably unintentionally)

  • ... will help me get a cheap unlimited cellular data plan how?

  • Will this finally include the ability to use compressed audio to make more efficient use of the GSM spectrum (over LTE of course)? We are wasting a lot of bandwith there with ancient uncompressed audio, while modern phones are easily capable of doing that properly.

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