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Jan 05, 2010 09:00 ET
ng Connect Program To Show New In-Vehicle Services, Mobile Home Control and In-Store Digital Signage Concepts Live over LTE at the International CES
Demonstrations of Advanced Services Made Possible with 4G, LTE and Other Ultra-High Bandwidth Network Technology
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan 05, 2010 CES, the Venetian Hotel, Veronese Suite 2503 — The ng Connect Program will demonstrate for the first time five new Solution Concepts at CES focusing on mobile home management, ‘anywhere, anytime’ gaming, location-based rich content, and streaming video from mobile phone to TV. The program’s recently announced LTE Connected Car solution concept will be on display showcasing a wide range of in-vehicle features and services made possible with emerging 4G/LTE networks, including three new features added since launching in November. The ng Connect Program is developing a variety of pre-integrated Solution Concepts featuring the latest innovations in network, device and software technologies which 4G/LTE networks can support as they are deployed beginning this year.
Since the multi-industry initiative’s launch less than one year ago, the program has grown to 27 members worldwide, and this rich ecosystem of infrastructure, device, content and application providers has generated fourteen Solution Concepts representing the wide range of services and functionality the deployment of ultra high bandwidth 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks make possible.
At CES, the ng Connect Program will showcase the ability of LTE networks to support new kinds of rich content and formats which are in increasing demand from consumers. This growing consumer interest represents compelling revenue opportunities for content and service providers as LTE networks are deployed in the next few years. New and enhanced ng Connect Program Solution Concepts powered by LTE at CES include:
"The ng Connect Program is very pleased to be at the industry’s most influential consumer electronics event to demonstrate how LTE will benefit content providers, consumer device manufacturers and network operators,” said Derek Kuhn, Vice President of Emerging Technology and Media, Alcatel-Lucent. “Our members have worked hard together to create fourteen Solution Concepts which show the wide range of services and content LTE networks will be capable of supporting as they are deployed in the near future. Network operators, content providers, and device manufacturers are paying close attention to our work as it shows the new business models and revenue opportunities made possible with next generation networks. Consumer interest in new services, new content and access anywhere from any device is growing tremendously every year. The ng Connect Program members are showing the world the amazing services that are possible to satisfy this demand.”
The ng Connect Program will demonstrate these end-to-end next generation broadband applications at the Alcatel-Lucent Booth located in the Venetian Hotel, Veronese 2503.
LTE is a new wireless broadband technology that delivers significantly faster data speeds with the potential of 100 Mbps downstream and 30 Mbps upstream with reduced latency, allowing end users to consume more complex content at faster speeds, complementing the broadband capabilities of fixed networking technologies such as GPON.
About The ng Connect Program
The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry organization committed to the development and rapid deployment of the next generation of broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies. Founded in 2009, the ng Connect Program is supported by leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers including 4DK, Alcatel-Lucent, Atlantic Records, BUZZMEDIA, chumby, Connect2Media, Creative Technology Ltd., dimedis, FISHLABS, GameStreamer, Inc., Gemalto, HP, Intamac Systems Ltd., Kabillion, Kyocera Communications Inc., LearningMate, MediaTile, QNX, R360, RebelVox LLC., Samsung, SIGNEXX, Total Immersion, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., TuneWiki, V-Gate and Words & Numbers. For more information on the ng Connect Program, please visit: www.ngconnect.org.