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The Short, Fast, Crazy Life Of 4G (So Far)

It's amazing how many 4G LTE devices you can buy in the U.S. now given how little network coverage most carriers have deployed so far

SAN DIEGO -- CTIA MobileCON 2012 -- People sometimes ask me at these trade shows what I think will help 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) really take off as a network technology ... you know, really go mainstream.

The truth, as the last couple of weeks have shown, is that 4G in the U.S. is much, much further along in its development than, say, 3G was in 2004. It's just that mobility has become so much more a part of our lives in the intervening years.

Consider that now-defunct operator Monet Networks launched the first EV-DO 3G CDMA network back around this time in 2002. 3G network coverage in the U.S. was spotty for years among both GSM and CDMA carriers.

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