Nokia and Sony Ericsson, among Others, Is Attached to The Back to LTE

LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is one of the candidates to be the final specification of what we call 4G.
The largest manufacturer of terminals in the world, Nokia, joins in a recent agreement to Sony Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, NEC, NextWave Wireless in support to LTE.
These five are just the latest to join the support for LTE technology. In November at the Mobile Asia Congress in Macau, the GSM Association gave its support to LTE. A few weeks later, Verizon Wireless, the second mobile operator in the U.S., also chose LTE for its wireless network. Finally AT & T, the largest mobile operator in the United States, has also positioned itself on the same side.
A part of the agreement is based on license their patents “on just and reasonable terms”, “today’s announcement is a step to make licensing costs more predictable and transparent manner that allows the adoption of new technologies more quickly”, Ilkka Rahnasto, Nokia.
The main competitor of LTE is WIMAX and, if I had to bet on one, you would by the first one, since although WIMAX part with advantage since it is being used in many countries, and both technologies can play the same function, LTE has a few very powerful godfathers, and ultimately marketing it ends up being more important than engineering, or the users own desire.