Building an LTE network using Wi-Fi spectrum

MulteFire recently released the latest version of its specification – Release 1.0, Version 1.0.1 – which makes it possible to build a network with LTE-like performance and Wi-Fi-like simplicity.

MulteFire is an LTE-based technology that operates in unlicensed spectrum and doesn’t require an “anchor” in licensed spectrum.

The new technology broadens the LTE ecosystem to entities that may not own licensed spectrum, such as ISPs and venue owners.

MulteFire also benefits mobile network operators, providing them with opportunities for augmenting their mobile networks.

The goal of MulteFire is to ensure the best possible user experience for wireless access to the Internet or when making video and voice calls.

MulteFire can also act as a “neutral host”, with the ability to serve users from multiple operators in a single location.

“By bringing the benefits of LTE technologies to unlicensed spectrum, MulteFire helps provide enhanced coverage, capacity, and mobility,” it said.

The MulteFire Alliance is at work on Release 1.1, targeted for publication in Q4 2017.

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