CES 2010: LG Mobile Phones to Demonstrate LTE at One of the World's Highest Speeds

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ --LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc., a leading worldwide provider of advanced wireless handsets and accessories, will be showcasing the advanced capabilities of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in the LG stand (booth #8205) at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. The company will demonstrate one of the world's first LTE download speed of 100Mbps. LTE is dubbed as the world's next generation mobile communication service technology.

By connecting to the LG's LTE USB Modem, LG presented one of the world's first real-time demonstrations of full HD video files, video conferences and web-surfing at speeds up to 100Mbps for downloads and 50Mbps for uploads. To put this technology in perspective, imagine being able to download an entire movie to your mobile phone in only one minute. Demonstrating data downloads at such an incredible speed marked yet another technological milestone for LG.

LG will also be unveiling to the public the "handover" technology which enables seamless network conversion between LTE and CDMA networks. Using the even slimmer version of the previous 4G LTE device, an LG proprietary device designed for the Handover last August, LG demonstrated seamless and endless data transmissions between LTE and CDMA antennas which allows for video file downloads, web surfing and internet calling.

"For many years, LG Electronics has pioneered the advancement of LTE technology, the main artery of 4G mobile communications," said Dr. Skott Ahn, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "We will continue to introduce more LTE devices in line with LTE commercialization efforts that will go into effect this year."

Also LG and Verizon Wireless are collaborating to demonstrate the advanced capabilities and applications made possible by LTE networks. During CES 2010, the Verizon Wireless Innovation Center which fosters an environment for companies to develop applications, products and services for 4G LTE technology, is demonstrating several applications and Innovation Center member LG Mobile Phones is a key participant.

LG provided the LTE connectivity modules and devices to support the advanced capabilities of the demonstration LTE network and collaborated with other companies for developing the following:

  • Home monitoring solutions, including a home gateway provides home security monitoring with a security camera, as well as energy management and home appliance monitoring from a web portal and a smartphone.
  • An indoor/outdoor IP security camera providing a home surveillance video stream that can be monitored via a web portal or a smartphone.
  • A video conferencing product transmitting a camera-captured IP video through a 4G connection to other devices supporting a multi-user video conference.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2008 global sales of $44.7 billion, LG comprises of five business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both A Global Partner of Formula 1(TM) and A Technology Partner of Formula 1(TM). As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit http://www.lge.com/www.lge.com.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology.

SOURCE LG Electronic MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones)



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