Nokia enrolled NEC, Alcatel, Sony Ericsson for a plan to forge a 4G wireless system. The firms have set up a name for the upcoming project, Long Term Evolution (LTE), this may be the competitor to Wimax which is pushed by Intel. LTE networks are being rolled out in the US and China.
The Finns want to have the first prize for everything, don’t they? All aspects of their actions offer a good hint to capable business moves made by Nokia. An alliance with its competition to smash an important opponent is, of course, an intelligent business step. But they might now reach the success they plan, after all Wimax-enabled phones have bean already introduced. In a small number but they were first.
LTE deal also implicates NextWave Wireless and Nokia Siemens Networks; the companies will also commit to keep royalty payments for use of essential LTE patents for a best success to this technology.
In any case, competition is tough and even Nokia has released a Wimax-enabled internet tablet but gave it up in favor for a partnership with Intel. Their collaboration was to implement 3G connections onto laptops alongside Wim