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Enabling VoLTE: Broadcom shows off new LTE modem

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Voice-over-LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than does 3G, so the nation’s largest carriers are working hard to roll out VoLTE in order to get more use from their spectrum. Chipmakers see demand for LTE modems that support VoLTE, but these modems require rigorous testing due to the low latency expectations for voice calls.

Lars Johnsson is Broadcom’s senior director of 4G LTE product marketing. At CES 2013, he showed RCR Wirless News the testing process for the company’s upcoming LTE modem, which he says uses space, power and spectrum more efficiently than do existing LTE modems.

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Martha DeGrasse

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Martha DeGrasse has been creating content for RCR Wireless News since 2011. Her current focus areas are wireless infrastructure and heterogeneous networks. Recent feature reports include Outdoor DAS and Small Cell Case Studies, Wireless Infrastructure Service Company Review, and Investing in HetNets. (All of these can be found by clicking on Reports at the top of this page.) At RCR, Martha also developed the 5 Things to Know Today series and the Mobile Minute. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York. Martha left Dow Jones to move to Austin, Texas, where she managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Follow her on Twitter @mdegrasseRCR