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Verizon, Qualcomm set to supply controversial unlicensed LTE starting next year

Stephen Lawson | Sept. 28, 2015
The chips are almost ready and Verizon plans commercial service in 2016, but some Wi-Fi backers are worried.

Qualcomm demonstrated prototypes built with its Snapdragon 820 mobile device processor and a chip from its FSM99xx series for network infrastructure. Those chips are due to ship later this year and should appear in commercial deployments around the middle of next year, Qualcomm says. 

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent and Samsung have announced plans for network products equipped for LTE-U. Qualcomm says not all of those products will be made with its silicon.

 

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